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Descent into Bunny

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Droidcon 2016: confessions of a digital fingerpainter

It was a great honour to talk at Droidcon 2016 at the prestigious Lingotto in Torino. It’s a building with a race track on the roof! The event was well organised and it was a lot of fun catching up with some of the best devs and designers in the business and share my digital […]

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TEDx Bari | Fingerpainting is resilience

October 3 I was invited to participate in the first TEDx Bari. The theme was RESILIENCE. It was scrutinised by 17 speakers, artists and performers. I love the TED format. Clear and straightforward. The event was well organised by Davide Giardino and his team. My intervention was a 13 minute tagtool performance on my ipad […]

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Watkins&Rabe Live Light Painting Alberobello

2015 is the International Year of Light and I am delighted to be painting July 18, 19, 20  at the Alberobello Light Festival amongst the UNESCO protected Trulli with my good friend Benjamin Rabe. The Festival starts July 4th and pays homage to the painting “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh. The painting will be beamed out over the historic […]

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Trailer Park Princess

My collaboration in Leeds inspired my reworking of Han Christian Anderson’s The Princess and the pea. Please take a minute to watch the video and enjoy the original music of my talented Friend Gavin Hammond and Once upon a time there was a sort of prince who wanted to marry a sort of princess. But […]

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#FairyTaleLab in Leeds

In April I had the honour of participating in the #FairytaleLab organised by 154collective in Leeds. Fabric Lenny, Dan Mallaghan and myself collaborated on a wide range of activities focused at exploring imagery for a concept in their up coming theatrical production. We drew on large scale paper, fingerpainted with ipads and collaboratively projected with tagtool. The […]

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Infographics

People underestimate the power of useful data supported by carefully designed visual representations. More surprising they underestimate the importance of totally meaningless data supported by frivolous visual imagery. I have been dedicating some  time to the later.  

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Ebola: l’allarme epidemia nei tweet italiani

Su La Stampa una ricerca WatkinsMedia: l’ebola nei tweet italiani. “Quanto è vicino il tema ebola alla nostra nazione? Come ne parlano sui social network gli italiani, esprimendo paure, dubbi e commentando le notizie provenienti da tutto il mondo? Nei giorni scorsi abbiamo visto come la tecnologia possa essere utile per evidenziare il trend del […]

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The Gold Mine

In Detroit I found an impressive array of check cashers, loan shops, gold and dealers. I was struck by the stark contrast between their bright colours on a bleak landscape. The golden promise and the desperation.

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Ischia: Architecture and Fingerpainting

In July I was invited to Ischia to participate as a guest finger painter in the Premio Internazionale Ischia di Architettura. Earlier in the Year I had designed the poster for the event. It was an exceptional experience. I met some of Italy’s finest architects, old friend Hani Rachid of Asymptote and Indian architect Bijoy […]

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