Tom Scott-Redford

Hello! I work in digital literacy with a particular interest in communications, the Web, and social media. Education and the natural and built environments (not to mention good food) are particularly close to my heart.


Mastodon Feed

  • Had a wonderful evening with Gilbert and Sullivan's Yeoman of the Guard last night at the London Coliseum, finished off with an adapted rendition of 'I am the very model of a modern major general' in protest at harsh cuts in English National Opera's funding by Arts Council England. Arts and culture aren't only for rich people. Accessible productions, education and outreach and an irreverent and innovative approach are essential, and that's what the ENO brings. https://chng.it/fjTNJhnfP8 #ILoveENO
  • I feel like, the way this is going, Tumblr is going to accidentally produce a whole movie. #goncharov
  • Lokale actiegroep tegen herinrichting van Mechelse vesten is nu bezig met file-protest. 🤦 Ik vermoed dat ze niet serieus zijn over fietspaden en leefbare straten!
  • Local campaign group against traffic reduction and bike safety measures in my city, which professed to want bike lanes and active travel, currently doing a car convoy protest around the city. I think it says a lot that their form of protest is to pollute the air, waste fuel, sit in a traffic jam, and cause noise pollution from tooting their car horns. 🤦‍♂️
  • Nothing quite like an invigorating fire alarm evacuation down the stairs from the 18th floor of a hotel. Birthday going well so far.

Blog

  • Building a Block Theme
    I’ve been [badly] writing WordPress themes for this blog since sometime around 2006 or 2007. With new block themes supported, I've tried an experiment to recreate my classic theme for full-site editing.
  • HyperThursday 2: Everyday AI
    I got the idea to try these weekly posts after realising how many links I was saving while browsing the Web. It isn’t my goal with this little project to provide a comprehensive exploration of an area, more of a stroll through the bits that interest me just now. So with my excuses out of the way, HyperThursday 2 is about AI, or to be more precise, how we live with AI.
  • HyperThursday 1: Hypertext
    I'm trying something new here. Rather than write a screed about how we should all get on bicycles and take up blogging again, I'm going to share some links to things I found interesting on the Web this week. It might become a (kind of) weekly thing and probably will go out on Thursdays. So, lets start with the natural habitat of links, or hyperlinks: hypertext.
  • Digital Public Parks
    Until a few days ago, it is safe to say that I spent too much time on Twitter. I've had my account there for long enough that I've seen the platform evolve from the SMS-based, fail whale infested, early days, right up to today's algorithmic hellscape.
  • The End of a Long Chapter
    The Queen died yesterday. Even though I have felt an increasing republican sentiment over the last few years, her death feels like the end of a very long chapter for Britain. Elizabeth became Queen of a Britain that most politicians for the last decade have held up as the ideal. The Platonic Britain was draped […]

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