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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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Last year I made it to 57, the age my Dad was when he died. So now I'm in uncharted territory dad-wise, and I decided to write a poem about it: I have crossed an invisible line Whilst trudging up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2022 at tim wright: digital writer
I've not had much paying work for several months now. This generally happens to me every 5 years or so. I work intensely on a new challenge for half a decade, usually inventing new formats and playing with new technologies,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2022 at tim wright: digital writer
To celebrate the fact that Lloyd and I are allowed to meet in the open air, we took to our bikes and took a trip across London in search of locations associated with Le Carré's classic spy novel 'Tinker Tailor... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2021 at tim wright: digital writer
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As anyone who works in the creative industries knows, the pandemic has been a terrible time for people working in theatre in particular. So it’s been a real pleasure to return to work on the last piece of live drama... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2021 at tim wright: digital writer
After more than a year of planning, workshopping, writing, devising and development, working with 100s of people across a whole range of disciplines in a number of different locations and using a vast array of tools and technologies… Future and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2021 at tim wright: digital writer
Lloyd and I have been very frustrated that we haven't been able to get out and about during lockdown, so we decided to make a Curiously Specific podcast without either of us leaving our homes. It's not the same as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2021 at tim wright: digital writer
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My last piece of formal work for NFTS has been developing a series of interactive & immersive screenwriting workshops as part of the ‘Train the Trainer’ scheme funded by StoryFutures Academy. The aim of this programme has been to allow... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2021 at tim wright: digital writer
Now that I don’t have a course to run at NFTS (Creative Producing for Digital Platforms is no more, I’m afraid), I’ve been free to develop new ideas for workshops, development sprints, world building exercises and course modules that allow... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2021 at tim wright: digital writer
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It was a real pleasure to get some of The Inspection Chamber gang back together again to develop some thinking - and build a simple testable prototype - around the idea of next-generation smart speakers, combined with emerging AI technologies,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2021 at tim wright: digital writer
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I was invited to give a talk at this year’s Confluence event organised by BytetheBook. I’ve always heard good things about Confluence and the broad range of interesting topics discussed. I wasn’t disappointed. Presentations ranged from the future of audio... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2021 at tim wright: digital writer
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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