James Anderson

Simplifying and enhancing people’s lives through beautiful experiences: @thinkspacehq, @spacelounges

How to make the Google Trends Visualisation site your screensaver in three steps

So yesterday I was on a Google+ Hangout with the Thinkspace team and I showed them the Google…


Being 18 is tough. There’s so many pressures from friends, family and even strangers. This is only the beginning — I can’t think what it must be like to be in your late 20s and without a pregnant girlfriend!

Unusually for an 18 year old, I’ve defined quite a few of my own core personal values from a young age. This is mostly because I was brought up vegetarian, and…

The future of education

At the age of seven I started learning how to code.

Back then I wasn’t fortunate enough to be surrounded by all the incredible organisations that now exist to help teach young people how to code. My parents and peers had no idea what ‘code’ even meant, let alone how to use it to build websites, applications or games.

The Future of Virtual Reality

Thanks to Inition and Virgin Media for the demos

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to test the latest virtual reality technologies at…

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Here are my ramblings on pretty much anything and everything

A little collection of “first blog posts”


It’s been a funny old year. At the very beginning, I suddenly stumbled across this rather crazy vision. I say stumbled, because it’s something I had known deep down for several years but hadn’t really picked it apart. I was sat in a coffee shop and had the most dreadful experience—even worse than what it’s usually like; huge queues, rude staff, dirty tables, loud music, slow and insecure…

The secret to your intelligence

You are not born smart. You are not born wise. You are not born kind. You are not born evil.

These are all labels society has placed upon human beings, often from an early age. A unique set of circumstances—a jigsaw puzzle where all the pieces fit exactly into place—come together to form who we are today. We can mostly…

You’re really selfish.

Don’t read if you like happy endings. It’ll end in tears.

Humans are very selfish beings. We’ve known that for a long time. But let me…

Open your eyes!

A thought struck me yesterday, that will change the way I live my life forever.

If you live on a busy road, you’ll be used to the traffic going by every minute of the day. If you’ve always had a clock in your bedroom, you’ll never notice it unless you pause and specifically listen. But why is that? Your brain gets so used to something (and…

Age doesn’t matter anymore

In a digital age, everything changed.

Sitting in a meeting with the co-founder of Skype, Niklas Zennström, I was asked to talk a little…

Start now.

I told somebody our plans for Space the other day. A big grin slowly spread across their face. We got talking and I explained that I am 16-years-old. They laughed awkwardly. “No you’re not” they said.

I’ve often been asked why I’m doing all of this now. I could be enjoying childhood, just generally relaxing and taking it easy. But every day, as I rest my head on the…