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Barbican ghosts

During my visit to London last week I finally summoned the discipline to visit a place that has long haunted my imagination: the Barbican Estate in the Cripplegate area of the City of London. Read more →

Southbank evenings

A visit to London last week allowed me to spend time at one of my favourite places anywhere, the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre complex, beside the London Eye, across the river from the Houses of Parliament. Read more →

Memory, old and new

Over the past few days I've been working on a little book of memories to mark a 70th birthday. It's involved gathering photos from eight decades, from the sepia of the 1940s and early 50s, through the black and white of the 60s, the polaroids of the 70s and 80s, and finally of course the hi-res digital images of today. Read more →

The promise and limits of civic hacking

The hack weekends organised by Impact48 exemplify one of the most interesting emerging uses of web technology: the design of innovative new channels for the delivery of public and charitable services. Read more →

Revisiting Mega-City One

It's sobering to realise I left the imaginary world of Judge Dredd and Mega-City One more than 30 years ago when, some time in 1982, I cancelled my subscription to the sci-fi comic 2000AD. Read more →

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