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timw
I'm a digital writer and one half of the creative new media power house that is XPT Limited
Interests: playing golf on the moon with David Bowie
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Finally, I can talk about http://futureandform.net. I'm helping to produce six immersive/interactive works of digital literature, planned to go live in May 2021 at various locations across Norwich and Norfolk. "Future and Form brings together UEA alumni Ayòbámi Adébáyò, Mona... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2020 at tim wright: digital writer
Curiously Specific · Curiously Specific Book Club Podcast 13: The Ipcress File A plan to brain-wash the entire framework of the nation,’ said Jean, over the coffee and croissants. ‘It’s hardly credible.’ After a long hiatus, Tim and Lloyd are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2020 at tim wright: digital writer
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With no CPDP course happening at NFTS this year (although plenty of new ideas brewing for new courses, module and workshops - so watch this space), I’ve been helping write the ACE funding application for a big UEA digital literature... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at tim wright: digital writer
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Welcome to the Curiously Specific Book Club (or what Lloyd Shepherd and I decided to do next after the demise of The Riddle of the Sands Adventure Book Club). Each month we’re going to road-test a work of fiction that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at tim wright: digital writer
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Another year leading the Creative Producing for Digital Platforms (CPDP) course at NFTS has flown by. The 8 students we have this year are in the throes of completing their Final Projects that include such concepts as a mixed reality... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2020 at tim wright: digital writer
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For the last year or so I’ve been doing small bits of consultancy for a really interesting mobile storytelling outfit call UNRD – the brainchild of two very smart guys, Adam and Shib. The basic idea of UNRD is that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at tim wright: digital writer
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Lloyd Shepherd and I have now completed what we’re calling Season 1 of The Curiously Specific Book Club podcast. Do have a listen, if you haven’t already. Curiously Specific It’s mainly for people who’ve ever wondered whether the dates and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2020 at tim wright: digital writer
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I’m absolutely delighted that the interactive play 'A Moment of Madness' (game – puzzle – role play thingy…), that Katie Day, John Sear and I have been developing on and off for a while, has finally landed as a full-blown... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2020 at tim wright: digital writer
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Thanks to Sam and Ben at Artful Spark for inviting me to be part of the Producers Unite! event last week at Rich Mix. If you’re at all interested in multifarious forms of digital play and creativity, you should think... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2020 at tim wright: digital writer
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Eagle-eyed followers of my LinkedIn profile (are there any, really?) will have noticed I’ve had an extra job title at NFTS since October as ‘Acting Head of Immersive’. My main task has been to help set up The National Centre... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2020 at tim wright: digital writer
Hello D Sorry for the delay in replying. I've been rather leaving this site to slowly decay as various online services and account get shut down or disappear. I did not know that Stevenson had made a little note like this. Very interesting! I am a bit suspicious of his numbers having done the trip. The key sentence in the whole book is in Chapter 27: "The brig was lost on June the 27th," says he, looking in his book," and we are now at August the 24th. With 3 days spent on Earraid, David starts travelling on 30th June. He spends 3 days in Cluny's Cage and finally gets to Rob's Roy House 0n 22 July. It's true that it's not stated how long David stays there, but we do know that 5 further days of travel are described of David getting to Queensferry. Since he has to be there on 24th August, that means he set out from Rob Roy's House on 20th August. That's 29 days of rest (just under a month) Stevenson himself gets a bit confused about how many days travel there are and what the date is. In the book, he seems rather keen to get David and Alan to Stirling Bridge on 23 Aug - the day Wallace was 'martyred'. I suspect this mission to be in Stirling on the 23rd is what confuses Stevenson's timeline in this section of the book whereby he then 'loses' a day between here and getting to South Queensferry (Mr Rankeillor claims it's the 24th when David turns up in Chapter 27 but logically it should be the 25th.) My claim then would be that across 56 days there are in fact only 21 days of travel described in the book. In terms of distance, total distance I have logged on my GPS tracker is just under 390 *kilometres* not miles. The longest days of walking (no boats) are 28k across the moor and 32k getting to Limekilns on the penultimate day. The average distance across 21 days therefore is 18k. Happy to go into more detail with you if you like. Really looking forward to seeing your new version of the book! Best wishes Tim
In June this year, Creative Producing for Digital Platforms (CPDP) students had the opportunity to take part in a two-day 'Photogrammetry and VR Bootcamp', designed and led by Philo van Kemenade. It involved a visit to the National Gallery, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at tim wright: digital writer
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It's one of the perks of having been an interactive writer for a fair old time that I still occasionally get invited to join a team that is grappling with the problems of telling stories on new platforms. This time... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at tim wright: digital writer
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I’m now six months into my job at NFTS, leading the CPDP course, so I thought it might be good to review what’s been going on. It's also from about now that the school starts thinking about recruiting students for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at tim wright: digital writer
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I’m now a few weeks into a fairly swanky new (part time) job. I have taken over from the fabulous Kim Plowright in leading the Creative Producing for Digital Platforms (CPDP) course at the National Film & Television School (NFTS).... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at tim wright: digital writer
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Last weekend I spent a very pleasant hour sitting in a stranger’s car on a stakeout with my son in the car park of the Watermans Arts Centre in London, where we were hoping to catch sight of a government... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at tim wright: digital writer
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As most of you who read this blog will know already, Lloyd Shepherd (notDavies) & I (notCarruthers) failed to reach our funding target on Unbound, so will not be pursuing the idea of turning riddleofthesands.net into a book + web... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at tim wright: digital writer
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Having spent the last 18 months talking about taking The Riddle of the Sands for a walk, Lloyd and I thought we might give ourselves a break and take a couple of other books out into the field instead. Today... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at tim wright: digital writer
Ahoy Friends! We’ve completed 24 Riddle of the Sands Adventure Club podcasts (available for free on riddleofthesands.net, Soundcloud & iTunes), and, with your help on Unbound.co.uk, we’ve raised 50% of the funds required to produce a beautiful Handbook, a ‘field’... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at tim wright: digital writer
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What a treat to get to write an audio drama about William Blake, have it directed and co-developed by the vastly experienced Jeremy Mortimer, and performed by a top, top cast including Toby Jones and Kirsty Oswald. If you’re reading... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at tim wright: digital writer
You’d probably forgotten about the mission anyway, so let me recap. GolfontheMoon is a long term & resolutely amateur project of mine to get to the moon before I die without the aid of any corporate or government support (aka... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at tim wright: digital writer
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Ahoy Friends! As you may already know, I’m working on a new project with Lloyd Shepherd called ‘The Riddle of the Sands Adventure Club’. It’s a bold - aka slightly crazy - experiment that combines online storytelling with book publishing.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at tim wright: digital writer
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A couple of months ago, the Information Age gallery at the Science Museum was officially opened by The Queen. I’m really proud and pleased to have helped devise and create an installation for the Web section of the gallery. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at tim wright: digital writer
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Over a year after Somethin’ Else and I first pitched the concept to the BBC, Footballers United is finally out there. Exciting! It’s the story of the legendary Hearts football team who gave up glory on the pitch to go... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at tim wright: digital writer
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A few weeks back, Andy, Lloyd and I decided to emulate the late, great Roger ‘Syd’ Barrett, by walking out of London and heading for Cambridge - see previous post. We took three days, and covered 50 miles or so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at tim wright: digital writer