The best of the Cosmic Inspiro-Cloud 2011

The best of the Cosmic Inspiro-Cloud 2011

For the last two years, I have published a daily image on Tumblr under the banner of the Cosmic Inspiro-Cloud. This started out as a collection of images that I wanted to keep for easy reference – a sort of Pinterest before its time – but I developed a curiosity about the popularity of certain images…

Glasgow’s M74 Extension – a view from the road?

Glasgow’s M74 Extension – a view from the road?

More than ten years into the 21st century it feels strange to be writing about a new urban motorway but just such an entity was opened to traffic in Glasgow in June 2011. The motorway connects the M74 from Carmyle to Tradeston and Kinning Park then to the M8 heading for Glasgow Airport…

Orkney Futures: New Futurism and the death of nostalgia

Orkney Futures: New Futurism and the death of nostalgia

The idea that the future was exciting took hold in Orkney half a century ago, some years before the islands lost their World Heritage Site status. Around that time, Orkney experienced a growth in trading and super-technology and in common with the rest of an independent Scotland

Mirror Land: Mirror Van, Mirror Me – after Don Van Vliet

Mirror Land: Mirror Van, Mirror Me – after Don Van Vliet

I’m wondering why I find this so interesting – this glistening caravan. It looks as though a mysterious, Tardis-like object has suddenly appeared at Brodgar. But then why does it suit the landscape so well? It’s just a box with wheels. Does the box have mirrored sides, or is the countryside simply painted on?

The best of the Cosmic Inspiro-Cloud 2010

The best of the Cosmic Inspiro-Cloud 2010

Since 2008 I’ve been collecting a series of images on Tumblr under the banner of the Cosmic Inspiro-Cloud. This started out as a collection of images that I wanted to keep for easy reference – a sort of Pinterest before its time – but I developed a curiosity about the popularity of certain images