Category Archives: Engineering communication

Notes from Migrations at the Tate Britain

Notes on a few things that caught my engineer’s eye at the Migrations exhibition at the Tate Britain today. ‘Quickly Away Thanks to Pneumatic Doors’ and ‘Soon in the Train…

Roll up roll up engineering communicators…time for more Science Showoff

…it’s Science Showoff time (well it will be next Tuesday). That magnificent monthly occasion when enthusiasts from all walks of science tread the boards in an entertaining manner in a…

The Future of Construction, Surveying…and rock’n’roll?

The flying robots that Vijay Kumar and his team have built are breathtaking. In this TED talk, he explains how the flying machines work, shows how they can fly in formation…

Cooking with Concrete at Science Showoff 5

Thanks to everyone who came down to Science Showoff 5 to see my first attempt at Cooking with Concrete on stage. I think I was able to convince the audience…

The Rise and Fall of Civil Engineering – courtesy Google’s amazing ngram viewer

I read an astonishing article this afternoon titled ‘Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books‘, published early last year in the journal Science. Based on Google’s effort to…

Good laughs at Science Showoff

I went down to Science Showoff last night at the Wilmington arms, ‘an open mic night for all communicators of science’. The spectrum of material covered was rather large: from…

Resisting Ikea – preparing for Monday’s sustainability conference

I spent most of last weekend preparing for a sustainability conference that we ran on Monday (post about that event appearing shortly). I know from experience that the last few…

Using the Flipped Classroom model with Expedition Workshed

It’s been one of those days where everything comes together. I have spent the day working on Expedition Workshed site, in particular a new blog aimed helping us have a…

Showreal – Millennium Bridge Micro Documetary

Early this year I was filmed presenting a short clip about the Millennium Bridge by a TV production company developing a concept for a new engineering show. We did the…

In the can

In the can: the Useful Simple Trust launch film. I don’t quite remember how I got briefed to make this film. It probably went something along the lines of: “the…