I'm a designer and programmer. I like to bridge the gap between what is
and what could be to solve problems, reveal opportunities, and make magic.
I keep on coming back to these themes...
- Empowering individuals to use and shape new technologies (particularly
machine learning, which remains as powerful as it is intractible to ordinary people)
- Natural, humane user interfaces: computing that fits into healthy
human behaviours, and feels magical (think Harry Potter, not Minority
- Open protocols, customisable software & the web, or how we can build the next
wave of computing without isolating power in about 3 companies
🔮 Current status
I'm currently at Mozilla's Innovation Studio, working
to design and build new products in emerging categories. With a particular focus
on new applications of artificial intelligence.
I recently wrapped up my time at
Heyday Labs, where I
worked with clients like Google & the UK Government to create experiences
& early-stage products.
Before that I was with
Google Creative Lab.
📓 Recent projects
- Moon Hotline is a re-imagining of how we
might interact with conversational user interfaces. It's an AI interactive
theatre piece, where you can have a wide-ranging conversation with a
curious and sometimes argumentative Moon. It was commissioned by
the UK Government for Unboxed, a nation-wide festival for innovation, art and
culture, and built in collaboration with WeTransfer.
- Sheets For Humans is an add-on for Google Sheets that allows users to solve
problems faster with the help of machine learning, all in a familiar and
environment — the spreadsheet. The tool allows users to pull in data from
APIs, detect objects in images, analyse text sentiment, answer questions using
large language models, and graph the results. To be released.
- I built a series of machine learning tools for
musicians at Google. We explored how
ML could be a creative collaboration tool, through
hands-on research and rapid prototyping with writers and artists. The
resulting apps spawned a
series of short stories featured in the Digital Writers
and were presented at the 2020 ARIA
- Sounds In Space is a
toolkit for developing location-based audio AR experiences. You can walk
around a room with your phone, drop virtual sounds in real space, then walk
around while the audio plays spatially in the room with you. The tech has been used by
dance troupes in Harlem and led to a
public art exhibition at MUMA. It's freely
🗣 Articles & talks
- 2022-05-10 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems,
presenting my paper on "Perception of control in generative AI music user interfaces"
- 2022-04-05 WIPO conversation on intellectual property and frontier
@ 1:32:31), where I discuss opportunities and threats around AI in the music
- 2021-12-11 Live interview with Holly Herndon
for Melbourne Music Week.
- 2021-12-01 "AI & IP: Who owns music made by a machine?"
for the Goethe Institut.