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As I mentioned in ID Assurance Principles — an interim update, the privacy-related principles that will underpin the UK Government’s identity assurance programme for digital public services have continued to be developed — and yesterday, the latest draft was published online. This … Continue reading
Work on developing and protoyping with Kinect some of my earlier research continues. The video below shows prototyping of the lens that can “see through time”, in this case allowing users’ hand gestures to move the lens around the screen … Continue reading
I’ve had many requests for updates on progress with the status of the identity assurance principles intended to underpin the new UK government identity assurance scheme. So I thought I’d post a brief interim update on how things are going … Continue reading
This has been a busy and significant week for government’s reform of technology, and its role in improving our public services. On Tuesday, the UK government’s Chief Technology Officer, Liam Maxwell, posted a blog on Rebalancing technology across government. He … Continue reading
Some of my earlier research into user interaction with sound and images of the past of place developed a prototype interface using Phidgets — some of which can be seen in the video below. For the next stage I thought … Continue reading
Going through my research material, I stumbled across some of the prototyping I’d done with augmented reality and layers of the past of London. This video gives a flavour. I’m now at the stage of taking some of this research … Continue reading
Just back from an enjoyable (first) trip to Japan, a wonderful mix of high-tech and traditional culture. And a rich and varied feast for the stomach. I’ve posted a random selection of snapshots over on flickr for those with time … Continue reading
Digital artist Cynthia Beth Rubin is artist in residence at the Menden-Deuer Oceanography lab. I’ve long been a fan of collaborations that span ‘traditional’ boundaries, particularly those that bring scientists and artists together. Cynthia has taken original video footage of … Continue reading
The recent interest in “off payroll” taxation of individuals looks like it’s about to be trumped by the much more significant issue of “offshore” company taxation. The Sunday Times ran a piece last weekend stating that: “Apple and Google are avoiding … Continue reading