Welcome to Attention Space, my online back room.

It’s inspired by the example of Michel de Montaigne, a French Renaissance man. From 1570 he spent much of his time in his library, where studied, thought deeply and wrote about whatever stirred his lively curiosity. He called his writing “essais”. He wrote them in a spirit of exploration and enquiry. The “essais” are a record of Montaigne paying attention to the world outside, and to his own thought processes and experience.

This website is a place for what has attracted my attention, what I have noticed, and some of what I have produced, whether in short form, long form or visual.