I work with digital media, music & songwriting and the natural world. I’ve earned a crust from many pursuits, but since 2002, having re-made my analog skills – I’ve worked digitally as a designer-developer, information architect and user-experience practitioner. For eight years I worked as media producer on three highly regarded EU-wide computer-science research coordination actions – PerAda, Awareness and FoCAS. During this time I also designed and managed the leading online resource on Robert Louis Stevenson.
Currently I’m employed by Edinburgh Napier University’s Research and Innovation Office (RIO) as a Senior Content Producer (0.6), and from October 2016 – as a Research Fellow (0.4) in the University’s Centre for Interaction Design – where I explore how permaculture (a sustainable design framework), and digital interaction, can be blended in ways that:
- foster reflection on the interconnectedness of healthy eco-systems
- generate research into humankind’s relationship with nature
- through natural philosophical narratives linking technology and nature, and via an ancient-futures perspective (Norberg-Hodge) – generate inspiring, playful, empirical, sustainable actions, stories and experiences that benefit mind, body and the environment.
Until recently I also designed the SIGEVOlution newsletter and continue to advise across university, business and third sectors on digital media solutions.
My research interests surf; being, nature, activism, music and documentary.
In praxis my craft involves design thinking, media production, and creative direction.
You can contact me here: firstname.lastname@example.org.