about me · 20.02.06

Chris Heathcote.
37, male.
Gay, single.
Born in England, lived in Helsinki for a few years, now back in London.

Gonzo interaction design.
Mobile phones.

my life in web services

buy what I buy from my amazon wishlist
listen to what I listen at last.fm
see what I see at flickr (and see what I look like to others)
link what I link at delicious
read my inanities on Twitter
go where I go on Foursquare


Citizen Kane / Spongebob Squarepants / Hitchcock / Kids in the Hall / Haruki Murakami / the KLF / Lartigue / The Physiology of Taste / Jonathan Meades / Reeves & Mortimer / Patrick Keiller / William S Burroughs / Hunter S Thompson / Henry Rollins / Nigel Slater / Bruce Neuman / Olafur Eliasson / Jacques Tati / Akram Khan / George Piper Dances

presentations and talks

Maps, books, spimes, paper: Post-digital media design, SXSWi 2010.
Context, data, and metadata, Futuresonic, 2008.
The future of social networking panel, Futuresonic, 2008.
Ubiquity of media, Manchester Digital, 2008.
Eggs, bacon, chips and beans for the 21st century, Interesting 2007, London. (video)
Small / far away; proximity and NFC, NordiCHI touch workshop, Oslo, 2006.
My Life Has Value! Making Sense of Public and Private Data on the Internet, EuroOSCON, Brussels, 2006.
Getting people to make things (real things!), foocamp, Sebastapol, 2006.
A mobile Internet manifesto, Reboot8, Copenhagen, 2006.
Personalisation, Design Engaged, Berlin, 2005.
DIY! The Impact of the Pro-am Revolution on the Design Industry panel, Helsinki Design Week, 2005.
Social computing panel, Technology Review Emerging Technology, MIT, Boston, 2005.
Tangible computing remix, Reboot 7.0, Copenhagen, 2005.
Tangible computing, Emerging Technology 2005, San Diego.
Location location location, Design Engaged, Amsterdam, 2004.
RFID and NFC, Eurofoo, the Netherlands, 2004.
Exhibitionists and Voyeurs, International Symposium on Electronic Arts 2004, Helsinki.
Intangibility, risome, University of Surrey, 2004.
The forgotten role of humans in collaborative cartography, locative media workshop, Mobile Connections/Futuresonic, Manchester, 2004.
Geowarchalking, ConconUK, London, 2004.
35 ways to find your location, Emerging Technology 2004, San Diego.


Contributor to Google Maps Hacks, O’Reilly, 2006.
On Mobile Handset Usability and Design, OK-Cancel, March 2005.
Contributor to Mapping Hacks, O’Reilly, 2005.
I turned the exhibitionists and voyeurs presentation into a paper for the (never published?) proceedings of ISEA2004.


robotic engineer
Perl programmer
UNIX systems administrator
tech support
HTML coder
project manager
account handler
digital planner
interaction designer
customer experience manager
product experience manager
user experience manager
senior experience specialist
head of portfolio
design consultant
creative technologist

creative lead


Head New Media
Unorthodox Styles
meta loca
Dentsu London

Government Digital Service


I write for me, not for them.