Public(ish) Service

Replacing screens in the world with the one you have in your hand. Questions about how much of a public service this remains – can everyone afford the hardware, software, data charge and experience to access this info?

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A thing, in a shop

Look here; it’s a thing, in a shop:

Yes, that’s right, the new Artefact Cards are now available to buy in the Somerset House shop. They saw them at the Makerversity Christmas Fair and said “well, what are those, and can we sell them in our shop..?”

Which was good, because a big part of the Artefact Cards redesign was to make something people could pick up in a shop, and play with a bit, then either a) buy or b) put back in the same condition so the next person could try them.

Whilst you still still buy them online, of course, the goal this year is to get them in 100 shops around the world, as we start our retail world learning curve.

So if you’re passing, pop into to Somerset House, and check them out.

Performative working

There’s something weird going on with putting people in windows to work. Like when restaurants sit diners next to the windows first, to make it seem busier than it actually is.