When Dr Guy Davies contacted me I felt a rush of excitement. The asteroseismoloists at the University of Birmingham tend to deal in the stuff of science fiction – except that they are in the process of turning it into fact, well, providing their hypothesis proves to be fact! Guy informed me that he had … Continue reading “Planet stripped bare”
I was made aware of Bitcoin whilst working with Max Keiser – I assisted Stacy and Max on their web site and other projects between 2003 and 2012. The thought of creating a parallel currency – one not bound by the questionable practices of central banks appealed to me and I read all that I … Continue reading “Can crypto–currency methods be appropriated to enhance online learning?”
Snakes and Ladders of Social Networking is a board game initially conceived Dr Anne Grand and Helen Dooley. Along with Prof. Rick Holliman, they found that the intimacy and well-understood etiquette of a board game – taking turns, moving forward, conversation, all promoted a related and rich discussion which they were able to harness as … Continue reading “Snakes and Ladders – for social networking”
Considerations for a media player that is designed for learning and teaching purposes would be something of a dream project. Unfortunately my brief was not to imagineer an ideal media player for students and academics but to troubleshoot the design of an existing media player. To put my story into context, a player had been … Continue reading “A media player for learning and teaching”
The Kepler-444 system is a star estimated to be 11.2 billion years old. In 2015 the Kepler spacecraft detected the presence of five exoplanets orbiting the star.
I am occasionally asked to produce logos for academic projects. Here is a small selection.