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Positive: Bike Lights Playful Everywhere Greggs vs. Pret: The Bird Index The Guardian comment generator Consult less, do more! More things for Leeds! Political cartoons

Politics: Five BBC years in Manchester What works (growth) The maths of inequality GDP mystery Libertarian protectionists The 5 types of EU voter Why Birmingham fails Who is London? Researching research Heathrow Car free Birmingham North-South divide: we never tried Imitating Manchester Asylum responsibilities Bring on the NorthernPowerhouse Centralism is like Santa Claus STEM vs STEAM Replacing the UK steel industry The State of the North, 2015 Adonis is wrong on housing The Economist & Scotland The Economist & The North The future of University BBC Bias Yorkshire backwards London makes the UK poor Northern rail consultation Is London holding us back Move the Lords! Saving the Union Summing it up

Tech: How to build a Tech Nation How the UK holds back North England's tech industry Why GDS is like Windows 8 OpenData at the BBC SimFlood SimSponge See me speak Train time map Digital Health Solutions Empty homes trends in Leeds Leeds Site Allocations (SeaDragon deepzoom) Building a simple Chrome extension I hate webkit Visualising mental health surveys Microsoft's 5 easy wins Epson px700w reset Stay inside the Bubble

Old or incomplete: Orange price rises Cherish our Capital 1975 WY Metro Plan Dealing with NIMBYs Sponsoring the tube Gender bias calculator MetNetMaker Malaria PhD Symbian Loops Zwack Kegg Project The EU Eduroam & Windows 8 Where is science vital? The Vomcano 10 things London can shove Holbeck Waterwheel


I founded imactivate in 2013 to make real objects digitally active.

My first product augments physical books for children with real-time translations and human voices so that parents can read to their children in languages they don't know. I am also creating prototypes to provide multi-lingual interactive audio guides for museums based on exhibit recognition.

Prior to founding imactivate I completed my a Ph.D in the Systems Biology of Malaria at the University of Leeds. My popular tool for manually building small metabolic networks (<500 reactions) is now available on this site only.

My interests are varied so there are a lot of links up at the top to other projects I've worked worked on and opinions that I've written. The best-known of them is the Guardian Comment Generator which has had over 200,000 unique hits to date.