Pixelsumo is a blog about interaction, with an emphasis on play, installation, video game culture, playgrounds and toys. Written by Chris O'Shea.
Posted November 19th 2010 under Me
It is with much thought & a little sadness that today I have drawn a line under Pixelsumo and will close this blog. Whilst I will leave the archive online, I won’t be writing any more posts on this site.
Since I arrived in London in 2005, I have worked a crazy number of hours, late nights and weekends. Doing everything from freelance work to personal commissions, curating, exhibitions, writing this blog, co-organising This happened, workshops & lectures. Not only is this tiring, it also means there are many activities demanding my attention. There are only so many hours in a day.
Since my rebrand, I am focussing on what is important to me as an artist, designer and tinkerer. I needed to simplify my working life so that I could concentrate on these goals. My heart isn’t in blogging any more. I will focus entirely on making those installations that I love seeing people play with, and digital toys for a larger audience. What spare work time I have will be spent doing charity work for children’s arts organisations.
You might have noticed my post frequency has dropped and dropped to once every few months. Whilst some readers are ok with this, it’s always a thought niggling in the back of my mind that I should be posting on the blog. Everyday I see projects and research I find interesting, often saved under ‘to blog’ but I never find the time to write about them. My output on Pixelsumo was only ever a small percentage of my research and personal interests. Rather than let it slowly die out I decided to end it now. I didn’t want to take on additional writers as it wouldn’t be personal to me.
Thank you to everyone in various communities for reading and all your support.