About me and this

Hi, I’m Terry. I graduated with an Interactive Arts degree in the 90s, and since the seemingly obligatory, albeit brief, stint as a web designer, I’ve worked reasonably happily with a range of student data systems across a number of universities, colleges and schools, leading teams and developing processes. You can find out more about all that on LinkedIn.

Miscellaneous Details is a collection of links to articles about art and design, culture, data, education, technology and the web. I’m using this blog to help me think a little more about what I find, rather than just letting it all pass me by. It’s a little erratic sometimes, but that’s OK. (I keep telling myself that, but I worry continuously that I’m not reading quick enough or thoroughly enough, I’m not remembering enough or sharing enough—there’s too much flowing through this neverending river of news for me to keep up.)

Just think of this as a smaller and less efficient version of my Pinboard page. That’s where I first save links to things I’ve seen, after going through each day’s email newsletters and RSS feeds and so on. I’ll then select something to post here, at some later point.

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All the images I use on this site are either from free-to-use stock photography sites like Pexels, Pixabay or Unsplash, or from the articles I’m linking to directly. I make no claim of ownership of these images and am simply using these for commentary and criticism under fair use. I occasionally use my own too.

“I quite agree with you,” said the Duchess; “and the moral of that is—‘Be what you would seem to be’—or, if you’d like it put more simply—‘Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.’”

Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland