Tristan Donovan




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Tristan Donovan

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Tristan Donovan Hi Nola, thanks for the question.

I began by making a list of animals and places I thought would be interesting to write about. Some started as animals…more
Hi Nola, thanks for the question.

I began by making a list of animals and places I thought would be interesting to write about. Some started as animals I read about in research papers or stories, like the London foxes. In some cases, like Miami, I started off by thinking about cities that might be interesting to look at.

After that it was a case of balancing budget, range of animals and access. The latter was really important as without someone who knew the area and the animals to show me round it would have been very difficult to track down the animals in the time I had.

One subject, for example, that I would have loved to have covered was the feral dogs on the Moscow Metro. Unfortunately I never got hold of someone in Moscow who could, for want of a better word, be my 'guide' so it never happened.

As for stories that got left out there weren't any big ones, more a few small side stories that either took up too much space or would have broken the flow of the chapters to add in. One example would be the beavers that have started coming into Berlin via the rivers and destroying trees along the banks - it was sort of interesting (although there's not many of them so there weren't many tales to tell) but felt like it was one story too many for that chapter.(less)
Tristan Donovan I rarely get writer's block but I find the main thing is to just to write and not to get too hung up on whether it's any good. It's better to have…moreI rarely get writer's block but I find the main thing is to just to write and not to get too hung up on whether it's any good. It's better to have something written than not because you can always go back to it and improve it.(less)
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date: October 09, 2014 07:30PM
location: The National Museum of Computing, Block H, Bletchey Park, Milton Keynes, The United Kingdom
description: In this talk for the National Museum of Computing at Bletchey Park's Winter Lecture series, I'll be discussing the history of British video games and how the UK-made computers of the 1970s and 1980s made Britain into a leading producer and consumer of games.

Tickets cost 4.50 for museum members and 7.50 for everyone else.
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