Shorter posts/research notes that I used to put on medium.
Updating political advertising notes
Maps and visualisations of boundary reform
Using history in our modern arguments brings a lot of baggage
Creating new forms of anti-social behaviour means scaling up old forms of reporting - how should we feel about this?
The changing face of the political chicken.
Motives for signing petitions are complex, whether about a TV show or brexit.
In some circumstances legal punishments for attempted suicide remain.
Regulating truth in elections may have limited returns, but it's a problem people don't know what the current arrangement is.
Experiences of using crowdsourced data for research and activism.
If your limit on free speech can be summed up in a tweet, it can be turned against you.
Sometimes it's all about the music.
Practical questions about how ID will be used in voting.
The most convincing reason to extend the vote to minors is their difference, not similarity, to adults.
Why pushback against the idea of a Backfire effect should give us more hope for good elections.
A word that has many different meanings and uses.
The broad history, and very specific events, that led to legal change.
Patching the electoral system through boundaries is more complicated than it seems.
Following a phantom citation trail.
What's the evidence for the benefits of Latin education?
Reducing the number of MPs creates internal opponents to Conservative boundary reforms.
There are considerations beyond fear of contagion.
How regulators give insufficient thought to descriptions of 'common' methods.
Players and characters in ‘Gone Home’
How conventions reflect conflicts over power and control.
From Pong to Pokémon.
How curling does the opposite of other sports to keep matches interesting.
If elections have an authorising role then turnout has to, at least sometimes, be practically significant.
Giving practical (rather than political) consideration to manifesto promises leads to strange places.
As Facebook grows, it blunts expression to make it easier to understand.