Pierce Gleeson

Living in Dublin. Stuck on the web, like everyone.


Think Twitter’s Too Hard? Try Blimg


It became obvious, when the designers of Blimg sat down to develop their staggeringly popular social network, that each successive wave of such sites…


Dublin 7

A writing/mapping project. 


Last January I wrote one short character sketch every weekday for Januariad. Twenty-three in all. I’ve been thinking (and working…


Something More Than Roads

The map as data, the map as something else.


We (myself and Helene Pertl) created Hilltops.ie to try to convey a sense of the Dingle…


Hidden Gems of Dublin

The five actual jewels you need to see


  1. An opal pendant discovered by the late Rob Murray during renovations of a mews on Northbrook Road in…

Publications edited by Pierce Gleeson

Thought on rewilding and reforestation.

Reviews and thoughts.

Latest Story

Xs and Os

Posts by people who seem to have been ethically and/or empathically damaged in some way by modern technology.


The Return of the Forests

Thoughts on the book ‘Feral’, By George Monbiot


I have been sad about The Environment since I became aware of the concept of The…


Unplanned Obsolescence

This text was written in January 2013 and shelved until now.


The problems with my laptop:

  1. The “W” key is half…

Xs and Os


There is a board on the wall of some local supermarket, near the sliding doors beyond the registers. It is a place for community advertisements. A stack of index cards sits on a small…


Think Twitter’s Too Hard? Try Blimg


It became obvious, when the designers of Blimg sat down to develop their staggeringly popular social network, that each successive wave of such sites…