I’m sitting typing this the day after my last day at Nokia.
I’ve got about a week before I start back at the BBC, where I’ll be working in the “Vision” department with content creators and commissioners investigating and demonstrating (I hope) how better to use the internet to help deepen/broaden the stories being told and worlds being built.
I’ve worked at the BBC before – done a couple of tours in fact, but not worked with the storytellers before.
That’s going to be four days a week and on the fifth day… Well, I’ve been working in my spare time since January on Dopplr with Mr. Biddulph and the other dopplristas and I’m very happy to be having some more time to spend whittling that with him.
After 12 years working on digital stuff for other people it feels amazing to do something so directly and get such direct feedback from people using something you helped make. Very stressful but highly-recommended. I’ll be writing more about Dopplr over at blog.dopplr.com.
Also, I’m hoping to get some other neglected things up-and-running again, like this place. More drawing and also I hope some teaching. By which, of course, I mean learning… as in, if you have to tell people what you think, you have to listen hard and think harder – which is learning!
If you see what I mean.
So if anyone has a gig teaching who would indulge me in coming along to crit/tutor/talk – let me know!
5 thoughts on “Where next?”
Congrats on the (r)evolution in your career. You had intimated a change was coming but am pleased to learn the details.
Sounds like a lot of fun, good luck with the new endeavours! Concerning teaching: I might be able to get you in touch with the Utrecht School of Arts. Drop me a line if you’re interested.
Congratulations, and thanks for Dopplr (as well as BBC News, obviously) — it’s rad.
– Daniel, Nokian coder
Congrats Matt, and go! go! go! Looking forward to more of your thoughts. If you want to come by and critique I will be more than happy to have you come by.