Write for the Hacker’s Diary

by | 11 Jan, 2018

The Hacker’s Diary is the section of our blog that is written by the Labyrinth community out and about in the world’s major cities. It’s a notebook of short reflections, either on specific places or on an experience of the city as a whole.

We’re always on the look-out for new contributors. You don’t need to be a Pullitzer Prize-winning writer, but you do need to be able to string a sentence together in an engaging way. No need to be over-clever. Just clear. And ideally a bit interesting.

To become a contributor to the Diary you need to submit a post of between 200-300 words using the form below. It should include:

  1. a brief description of the place you hacked so we can imagine ourselves being there.
  2. something specific about that place – for example. a symbol you noticed, a piece of history you discovered, a feeling it gave you.
  3. a brief reflection on why that was meaningful to you. Was it unexpected? Did it connect with something else in that space in a way you’d never noticed before? Could it lead to new possibilities in the city?

Posts in Hacker’s Diary are published in this format, with a portrait image and a block of text. We also include a short bio and an image of the author – see below.

In order to ensure the quality of the blog stays high, we don’t accept all applications. But we will respond to every submission. Our contributors are provided with a login so they can post on the go. All posts are subject to editorial review.

Hacker’s Diary helps us maintain hacking as a rhythm of life in our cities. The big Hacks are cool, where we uncover big stories that unfold across a city. But its the everyday wandering and wondering that sustains all that. And the Hacker’s Diary is where we record it all together.

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Matt Valler

Matt Valler

Founder & Director, Labyrinth

Matt lives in Cornwall, an ancient kingdom in the far South-West of the UK, colonised long ago by the English. He is also the Founder & Director of The Alchemy Project, of which Labyrinth is a part. Matt can often be found drinking good coffee, reading Continetial Philosophy, and playing in the sea with his family.