I’ve almost finished the self-portrait that I’m working on for the the second national Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition and Exhibition. I was inspired to enter, as my father-in-law, Derek Dalton, a well-known artist, has also entered. It would be amusing if we both made it into the exhibition together! My entry has been an interesting (for me, at least) experiment with laser-cut plywood.
Just before Christmas I was interviewed for an article in The Economist which was about pedestrian movement in cities. As it happens, my section ended up on the cutting room floor: c’est la vie. However, parts of it have just been recycled as a blog article instead.
Looks like I’m off down to London this week to talk about how unusable Parliament Square is for people! This was in response to an earlier piece on Radio 4 about ten days ago about a recent report by the Hansard Society, and now I’m going to be interviewed for a follow-up piece. So, I’m busy doing some quick spatial-visual analyses of Parliament Square and environs so that I will have something intelligent to say. I’ll post a nice image or two on the blog when I have some I’m happy with. (And more, later, on the interview of course)
I am gearing up to give a plenary talk at this year’s space syntax symposium which is taking place in Santiago, Chile. However, I am in Hexham, Northumberland today. Luckily, I am jointly giving the talk along with Christoph Hoelscher, he is physically there and I will be attempting to join in via Skype!
Some sections of my talk I’ve Pre-recorded in case of Skype problems:
Here is a short movie on our new iPfad App (written by sheep)!
And here is one on the wayfinding routes we used to conduct experiments in, in Seattle Public Library:
I hope the talk goes ok and technology holds up!!!