How Research Grants for ‘Digital’ Projects (Sometimes Don’t) Work

Winning grants for research projects can be difficult – and even more so if you: are an early career researcher, are doing something that is not ‘mainstream’, are using the ‘f’ word too much (no, not ‘funding’, I mean ‘feminist’), don’t have the time or experience or teams or funds or support to work on a number of grant applications (from the…

Coding Apps? Seek Help if Needed!

There are many resources out there that can help you start coding. I wrote about a few in a previous post, including books, advice from successful developers and Meetups. If you have done this and are still stuck for whatever reason – e.g. you have a ‘day job’, it’s too complicated, it’s taking too much time, you’ve never…

Drawing Inspiration from Frida Kahlo’s ‘Iconic’ Self-Portraits

One of the first women artists to catch my eye, spark my interest and capture my imagination early on was Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Her parents were Guillermo Kahlo (1871–1941), a German-born photographer who emigrated to Mexico in 1891, and Matilde Calderón y González (1876–1932), born in Oaxaca to an indigenous father and a mother of Spanish descent. Her art, once described by…

Making iPhone Icons for the WAL App

When making an app, some icons (the kind you use inside the app itself) you can find on great websites such as Icon8, but others (the kind you need for the iPhone display) you must make yourself. Thanks to Phoenix Parry I’ve been using Sketch – an application that helps you do just that.  It takes a bit…