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

Politics: The North-South divide: we never tried Adonis is wrong on housing The Economist & Scotland The Economist & The North BBC Bias Train time map Yorkshire backwards The Vomcano 10 things London can shove Northern rail consultation Is London holding us back Move the Lords!

Tech: Building a simple Chrome extension. I hate webkit. Visualising mental health surveys. Microsoft's 5 easy wins Epson px700w reset Orange price rises

Old or incomplete: Dealing with NIMBYs An HE avalanche Sponsoring the tube Gender bias calculator MetNetMaker Malaria PhD Symbian Loops Zwack Kegg Project The EU Eduroam & Windows 8 Where is science vital?


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.