What I’ve been up to lately

This blog will contain news, bits of writing about things I’m interested in, and occasional data science notes and tutorials.

A walktrough of the process behind the creation of the BLMP Map, a Shiny App developed in R and deployed on a cloud server.

Using R to download all episode data and Apple reviews and ratings for a podcast.

A tutorial with replicable code for using R and the Songkick API to discover more about the live music venues in your city

Report on Birmingham Live Music and Brexit

A new zine publication from BCMCR


Some of the things I’m working on right now, and some interesting past projects.


Jazz Festivals App

Exploring mobile technologies in festival environments


Links to my work published in academic journals, books and in other places of interest

Exploring Harkive respondents use of streaming services and automated recommendation systems. Published in the 100th issue of …

In this piece for The Sociological Review I reflected on the process of learning new skills during the course of my PhD studies.

A report on the early stages of my PhD, published in the McCCSA Networking Knowledge journal in 2016

A piece I wrote for the NME in 2013, reflecting on the first instance of The Harkive Project.


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