“What does it look like, this orbital ball from the fringes of the Milky Way? What does it feel like, this orbital ball from the fringes of the Milky Way…. There’s room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you’re trying to be like somebody else, then there is isn’t….Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don’t fit into boxes…..If the rain has to separate from itself, does it say, ‘Pick out your cloud?’….When you stop putting yourself on the line, and you don’t touch your own heart, how do you expect to touch other people?”
~Tori Amos

Carrots & Broccoli

2016 May 03
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One of the various ways that I tried avoiding writing in grad school was to work on Pyramid games. Pyramid games are those games that use my friend Andy Looney’s pieces and designs as the foundation for all sorts of abstract and complex games. An early lesson I got from this practice was that developing […]

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Writing for Geek Bar DLC

2015 September 25
Geek Bar Beta is the bar home for Geek Bar DLC. (Instagram photo/Shane Tilton)

In addition to working on my SxSW proposals for 2016, two conference presentations, and the various other academic pieces I written in the past six weeks, I have also been hired in by Geek Bar DLC to be a quasi “academic-in-residence” and write a series of articles. This assignment was kicked off by my article […]

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2011 September 09
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I’m trying to create a new word in the hope that I can make it the Webster’s Word of the Year for 2012. That word is wisdomatic. I’m defining it to mean “the ability to dispense wisdom at a moment’s notice.” As a means of creating a working example of this word, I would point […]

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