Re-Program, Re-Play, Rewind: an alternative history of computer game creation in 1980s Britain

‘Re-program, re-play, rewind: an alternative history of computer game creation in 1980s Britain’ is an AHRC early career fellowship award  (2016-2017) that examines the role of type-in computer program listings found in magazines and books during the 1980s. The project

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Re-Program, Re-Play, Rewind: an alternative history of computer game creation in 1980s Britain

‘Re-program, re-play, rewind: an alternative history of computer game creation in 1980s Britain’ is an AHRC early career fellowship award  (2016-2017) that examines the role of type-in computer program listings found in magazines and books during the 1980s. The project

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Now the Chips are Down: The BBC Micro

My book about the BBC Micro was published by MIT Press in early 2016 as part of their Platform Studies series. A website to accompany the book can be found at: www.bbcmicrobook.com

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Now the Chips are Down: The BBC Micro

My book about the BBC Micro was published by MIT Press in early 2016 as part of their Platform Studies series. A website to accompany the book can be found at: www.bbcmicrobook.com

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Microcomputing: Me and the Masses

Tonight I am giving a talk at the Science Museum as part of their Ada Lovelace Lates event. It’s titled “Microcomputing: Me and the Masses” and an outline of the talk can be found below: The 1980s in Britain saw

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Microcomputing: Me and the Masses

Tonight I am giving a talk at the Science Museum as part of their Ada Lovelace Lates event. It’s titled “Microcomputing: Me and the Masses” and an outline of the talk can be found below: The 1980s in Britain saw

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Playing Beowulf: Gaming the Library

(image courtesy of the DARE Collaborative website) I am one of the co-investigators for the AHRC funded project “Playing Beowulf: Gaming the Library”. As the description on the project website states, “Playing Beowulf is a Digital Transformations project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research

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Playing Beowulf: Gaming the Library

(image courtesy of the DARE Collaborative website) I am one of the co-investigators for the AHRC funded project “Playing Beowulf: Gaming the Library”. As the description on the project website states, “Playing Beowulf is a Digital Transformations project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research

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1980s British game histories

Over the last two years I have been exploring ‘alternative’ histories of British computer games, such as exposing the original platforms of development (often lost in more mainstream retellings), and lesser-known titles (in amongst global histories), as well as exploring

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1980s British game histories

Over the last two years I have been exploring ‘alternative’ histories of British computer games, such as exposing the original platforms of development (often lost in more mainstream retellings), and lesser-known titles (in amongst global histories), as well as exploring

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Electricomics

A Digital R&D Fund for the Arts project exploring narrative in digital comics creation and the development of an open source toolkit to enable people to create their own digital comics. (Lead researcher) The project, titled Electricomics, is a collaboration between

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Electricomics

A Digital R&D Fund for the Arts project exploring narrative in digital comics creation and the development of an open source toolkit to enable people to create their own digital comics. (Lead researcher) The project, titled Electricomics, is a collaboration between

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Mapping on the Micro: Histories of Level Editors

This week I’m flying to Montreal to present a paper at the Game History Annual Symposium titled, “Mapping on the Micro: an alternative history of level editors in 1980s Britain”. The paper has changed a bit from the original abstract I

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Mapping on the Micro: Histories of Level Editors

This week I’m flying to Montreal to present a paper at the Game History Annual Symposium titled, “Mapping on the Micro: an alternative history of level editors in 1980s Britain”. The paper has changed a bit from the original abstract I

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Snorkelfish Games

2014 – present Game projects from myself and Steve Clark (including ones for the BBC Micro, Arduino/DIY Gamer Kit and some arcade cabinet fun) website: www.snorkelfishgames.com @snorkelfishgame

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Snorkelfish Games

2014 – present Game projects from myself and Steve Clark (including ones for the BBC Micro, Arduino/DIY Gamer Kit and some arcade cabinet fun) website: www.snorkelfishgames.com @snorkelfishgame

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Local Property Trader

2013 A location-based Monopoly-style, game using NFC tags and QR codes. This project is a collaboration between Mark Lochrie and Adrian Gardiner at Lancaster Univerity investigating how location and social media can be used to raise awareness of local businesses

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Local Property Trader

2013 A location-based Monopoly-style, game using NFC tags and QR codes. This project is a collaboration between Mark Lochrie and Adrian Gardiner at Lancaster Univerity investigating how location and social media can be used to raise awareness of local businesses

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Searching the Archives

A few things have come and gone throughout my life, but in terms of material objects there are a couple of things that have stayed (often because they were stored in my parents’ loft). These objects mainly revolve around particular

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Searching the Archives

A few things have come and gone throughout my life, but in terms of material objects there are a couple of things that have stayed (often because they were stored in my parents’ loft). These objects mainly revolve around particular

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