Week Notes 003

Week Notes 003

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 in Week Notes

A lot of meetings and pitches for new projects this week. Nottingham City Council have invited us to come up with some interactive performance ideas for their Spiegel Tent this October. The space is amazing – a travelling tent full of mirrors and stained glass. Sitesmart Great feedback on the first round of Wireframes for […]

A Digital Service Standard For Organisations of Any Size

A Digital Service Standard For Organisations of Any Size

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 in News

I have had the privilege of meeting and working with some of the people behind the digital transformation of GOV.UK, and I regularly use their work as an example when talking to organisations about how to embark on digital transformation. “The Digital Service Standard is a set of 18 criteria to help government create and […]

Arts Council England and Learning to Fail Well

Arts Council England and Learning to Fail Well

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 in News

We’re nearing completion on the Reservoir 13 Performance Web App, which was financially supported by Arts Council England. It’s the second project I’ve worked on that was made possible by a Grant for the Arts, and as I think about the next crazy idea I would like to bash into the shape of an application, […]

Week Notes 002

Week Notes 002

Posted on Jun 4, 2017 in Week Notes

Reveal Records Although it’s not a huge budget, we’re still putting UX consideration into this WordPress site for record label Reveal Records. Not just your standard e-commerce style transactional User Journey either, but something akin to being in a record shop and talking about bands and albums with the guy-in-the-know behind the counter. This is […]

Week Notes 001

Week Notes 001

Posted on May 28, 2017 in News, Week Notes

Three years in, and I’ve started to do Weeknotes. There are numerous and diverse projects happening at the moment, and sometimes it can feel like nothing is getting done, even though small significant tasks are being completed in each project. Weeknotes helps to look at the whole, and feel good about getting things done. This […]

Jon McGregor’s ‘Reservoir 13′ – Audience Audio Project

Jon McGregor’s ‘Reservoir 13′ – Audience Audio Project

Posted on May 10, 2017 in News

We are helping 4th Estate author Jon McGregor to create a new way of taking a book on tour, utilising his audience’s smart phones to create a soundtrack to each performance. “At midnight when the year turned…” – Reservoir 13, Chapter 1. This year, award-winning author Jon McGregor releases his fourth novel, Reservoir 13. He’ll […]

Twinklr v2

Twinklr v2

Posted on May 9, 2017 in News

In winter 2015 we were commissioned by D-Lab to create Twinklr: A Modern Music Box. This was a proof of concept – could we build a compelling musical toy that combined a touch screen and a tactile handle that enabled people to quickly and joyfully make music? Tom showed some people in London, and we […]

D-Lab Commission and Collaboration

D-Lab Commission and Collaboration

Posted on May 28, 2015 in News

We’re pleased to announce that Time Travel Opps has been selected for a D-Lab commission to produce ‘Twinklr’. This will be the second collaboration between composer Richard Birkin and technologist Tom Armitage. Richard: “Twinklr has been on my mind for a long time. Tom and I spoke about it while working on Rubato earlier this […]

Songs For Spoken Words: Embedded

Songs For Spoken Words: Embedded

Posted on Feb 3, 2015 in Songs For Spoken Words

I’ve been thinking a lot about how people might share or feature Songs For Spoken Words on their own sites. Like how an exclusive stream is usually a Soundcloud player…or how a video is embedded within a blog post. The Soundcloud player would work fine for streaming the music element of the project, but that’s […]

New Project: Rubato

New Project: Rubato

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 in News

Rubato is a platform that allows performers to control synchronised visual content on their audience’s devices. And from a foot pedal/MIDI controller too, meaning that the content is sympathetic to the ebbs and flows (the rubato) of a performance. The project is part of Sound & Music’s Audience Development Incubator. Photo CC Paul Coles. People […]