Mending Reality 
Spring 2013

Mending Reality Released

Today I delivered many copies of the literary / art journal that has taken me several months to produce. But it’s finally here: Mending Reality: creativity towards change. The process of making a new journal has been highly educational for me. Aside from understanding the editorial and layout processes better, I’ve learned quite a bit […]

Mending Reality

Mending Reality

I’m planning a new publication called Mending Reality: Creativity Towards Change to be released online and in print. “Mending” evokes the act of fixing or healing. “Reality” refers to our cultural, political, and economic systems. Humans create the status quo of violence and injustice. I want to have a conversation about changing and healing these […]

Analog Curve Sets

As a continuation of my Curve Set art series, I’ve begun manually drawing some curve sets using ink and paper. I believe this new working method will end up reinforcing and refreshing the digital work (I’m researching fuzzy logic to incorporate into the computer program). But in the meantime, I’ve rediscovered the love of manual […]

New Drupal Site

For the Kent Community TimeBank, I’ve been working with the content management system (CMS) called Drupal, and I’ve decided to use it more – on my new business-focused website Not a lot there right now, but I plan to continue experimenting to build up my Drupal experience. Although they market Drupal by saying things […]

Delta Drawing 0.1 Screenshot

Delta Drawing Pre-Alpha Released

The 0.1 version of the Delta Drawing tool used to create my curve set images is now available for download for people running Windows. Since this is a pre-alpha release, the user interface is spartan, and users will need to edit input files in a text editor like Notepad. The functionality can be used to […]

Strawberry Jam

In June, Connie made jam out of the strawberries she grows at the front of the house. The strawberries themselves have an intense flavor and sweetness – quite unlike the bland half-fist-sized white-in-the-middle mutants they sell in stores under the label “strawberries”. Connie’s strawberries grow into a variety of shapes. Some of them have little […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson On US Science

Last night we saw astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson speak at the Ohio Theatre on Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. Connie won tickets from the library, one of the sponsors of the event. It was about 2 hours, including Q&A. I saw a more erasable side of his personality than comes across on Nova scienceNow. For one, […]

Oracle Warehouse Builder

If you are looking for information about the Warehouse Builder tool from the database company Oracle, you may want to check out our team blog on OWB. OWB is one of Oracle’s main tools for getting data out of and into various data stores. We’ve been working with the latest version of OWB – 11g […]

The Aliens Can Be Machines Too

Alien life – but not as we know it This article on The Guardian by Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer with SETI, is worth reading. It combines the concepts of the search for extraterrestrials and transhumanism (though the latter isn’t labeled as such). The author¬†does leave open the possibility that machines will never outstrip human intelligence, […]