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Visualising collections

July 24, 2007


I’m a big fan of the diagram. Anyone who has worked with me knows I tend to put ideas down as organograms, mind-maps and other scribbles: I’m pretty bad at understanding concepts unless I can sketch them. Visual cues, linkages, the ability to promote ideas, connect them together – all of these seem incredibly valuable […]

Guest post on UK Web Focus

July 1, 2007


Brian Kelly asked me to do a guest post on his UK Web Focus blog. You can read the post – “Go forth and mash” here.

Google Mashup Editor: first impressions

June 30, 2007


I just got my alpha sign-in from Google for their Mashup Editor. Immediately, this ruined any good intentions I have for finishing off my shed but hey, every sane person is in bed at 7am on a Saturday morning, so it’s time in lieu as far as I’m concerned. First impressions: true to Google style, […]

Mashed Museum / museum directory

June 27, 2007


I’ve posted a page about how I built the museum directory mashup which I demonstrated during my talk at the UK Museums on the Web conference last week. This started off as a KML file for displaying UK museums on Google Earth but the natural direction was to push it into a simple framework which […]

Web Adept

June 24, 2007


‘Web Adept‘, the UK Museums on the Web conference has been and gone, and I reckon it’s been another interesting year – I really enjoyed helping pull together Mashed Museum and the conference day itself was good too, no to mention the usual opportunities to get together with people you haven’t seen for a while […]

#2 Mashed Museum

June 22, 2007


Cheating a bit, as it’s no longer hack day. But who’d notice? I’ve just given my presentation on what we all achieved yesterday. When I’m not writing this on my PDA, I’ll upload and link it. Until then, here’s a list of what we did: – a Yahoo Pipes ‘find museums near…’ – uk museums […]

#1 Live from Mashed Museum

June 21, 2007


Well, we’ve started.. Everyone found the building which was a good start…and Ross bought a bunch of sweets, which is also proving a boon. Top dollar organisational skills from the man – we’ve decamped upstairs to where there’s a stronger wifi signal and all seems to be groovy. We’re even spoilt with 2 machines each…almost […]

Hack day…er, and GBS

June 20, 2007


I’m lurking in a particularly grim hotel in Leicester right now, just getting together some thoughts for Mashed Museum tomorrow. Unpleasantness aside, I have wifi (ouch, expensive), running water, and electric light. And the bar is still open so I may head down for a “lonely bloke in hotel” pint in a moment.. <off topic> […]

Mashed museum

June 19, 2007


I’m getting very excited about the UK Museums on the Web spring school – this year Ross has asked me and Dan Z to help organise. We’ve come up with the concept of Mashed Museum. This will be a kind of hack day unconference type thing – a bunch of like minded museum tech types […]