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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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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
The New Years Resolution to blog more regularly failed to make it even into April. Luckily not many people have noticed. My excuse – no, my *reason* - for not blogging is the usual one: a whole load of proper... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at tim wright: digital writer
I was asked to give a short talk at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) and the topic I was handed was 'The Future of Writing in the 21st Century'. No biggie... :-I What is 21 st century... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at tim wright: digital writer
In 1982, Syd Barrett – the semi-mythical founding member of Pink Floyd - finally gave up on life in London and walked to his mum’s house in Cambridge. Nobody can quite say how long he took to walk to Cambridge... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at tim wright: digital writer
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I’ve been an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies at Warwick University for quite a long time now, but this year is the first time I’ve been invited to do anything more than give a 1 or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at tim wright: digital writer
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This year is the first time I’ve missed The Story conference since it began. It sounds like a missed a good'un. Instead I was lucky enough to take part in another get-together of smart, funny eclectics at an event called... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at tim wright: digital writer
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One of the benefits of working for Coney is that I get to go to events like the NESTA Digital R & D Learning Days and find out about lots of other projects benefitting from the funding programme . Highlight... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at tim wright: digital writer
1. Working for Coney I’m delighted to say I’m now working part-time with interactive theatremakers Coney. I’m helping to produce and project manage an ambitious NESTA Digital R&D Fund for the Arts project provisionally entitled 'Better Than Life'. The stated... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at tim wright: digital writer
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& @moongolfer is looking for imagineers, hackers, coders, mathematicians etc to work on #transmediacompote Is it you? http://t.co/0T9dSUKag7 — Many&Varied (@ManyVaried) January 25, 2014 1. Good news I’m going to be running a drop-in workshop at Bees In a Tin.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at tim wright: digital writer
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1. Funny women I have been looking for funny women (for a project). First port of call was http://www.funnywomen.com (obvs). There’s still, I think, a lot of prejudice about women as comedians. I guess a lot of it comes from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at tim wright: digital writer
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So that New Year Resolution thing about blogging more. Yeah, it's happened AGAIN. Every week I’m going to log my web activity. Old school. A web-log. A blog. This week I have been mostly: 1. Searching for second hand cars... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at tim wright: digital writer
If one more funding organisation or conference speaker this autumn blahblahs on about "Innovation" I'm reaching for my revolver... — Tim Wright (@moongolfer) October 8, 2013 Now, don’t get me wrong – I’m as much a fan of ‘innovation’ as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at tim wright: digital writer