Today marks the anniversary of another memorable project completed just for kicks. SST was a one-man band invented out of leftover instrumental music from a soundtrack I created for a short film I made. All we needed was instrumental sounds, so it was a fun exercise to come up with meditations. These were recorded on a…
I just wrapped up a few weeks of classes at the birthplace of improv: Chicago’s inimitable iO Theater down on Kingsbury.
Very grateful to be a part of the F A N T A S T I C community volunteering, attending + presenting at BSidesChicago this weekend at the downtown Hilton. Highlight: Jack Daniel, the man himself, one of the luminous founders of this movement that is still growing + gaining momentum around the world, is…
I made a tribute to Mom, for the Nespresso Talents International Film Festival. It’s the first of its kind, requiring all entries to be submitted in 9 x 16 format, or upright, the way we might view a video on our phones without turning them on their side for 16 x 9, or widescreen-style. Pretty…
Our course is offered by the Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) Institute of Design (IDx) 597, a “Special Topics” offering at the graduate-level.
Since I last wrote about it, Technology Operations (TechOps for short) has evolved. Particularly Development Operations, or DevOps for short, has become widely adopted + continues to evolve, coupled with new technologies that have been directly influenced by it + the culture it has helped shape. Even though many organizations are still struggling to realise…
Isn’t it funny, how we can live in the same neighborhood for years, walking up + down its streets, sidewalks, stairways, straightaways + curves only to discover something new, something so obvious yet we’re seeing for the very first time? It might be something as small yet significant as a street sign that’s always been…
The 10/65 Film Festival was a complete success. So much gratitude to everyone who helped make it so. Our kids are amazing artists + voices for sustainability in our schools + community. Watch some of our favorite entries from this year’s festival.
Like making lists? Me, too. Even though my lists may not look like lists in the traditional sense, they still serve a pretty cool purpose.
Farmers survive by quickly learning how to do many things. Out of necessity in this high-tech era, they’ve also become hackers.
Ever made a 10-second film using your phone or tablet? Evanston’s District 65 Green Team is a committee dedicated to helping promote sustainability in our communities + schools. This year, we’re promoting the idea of Reuse, Reduce + Recycle through a 10 Second Film Festival.
Work looks the same as play. It’s difficult to tell if you’re on Insta or looking at that spreadsheet accounting just sent over.
Yesterday was kind of a big deal, celebrated quietly inside my own heart. It was the 10th anniversary of the day I completed a labor of love that changed my life for so much the better.
Few things are more satisfying to geeky parents than watching Star Wars with their child(ren) for the first time and noticing which character they take to. I was 5 years old when I saw it, my first movie. It wasn’t just a movie. It was a drive-in movie. It wasn’t just a drive-in movie. It was Star Wars.
Use Facebook more safely. Protect your identity and detect fakery. Is that a word? You bet it is.
Remember being little and curious? It’s not too late to get it back.
WARNING –> This is a long read, which is why the important stuff is at the top.
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If we’d only just discovered that the Earth is round, there’s still a bazillion websites out there claiming it’s flat.
Since becoming a grown-up, there are many things about childhood I remember fondly. One thing I was happy to forget about forever was allergies. For several years during my early life, growing up in mostly in Colorado and Michigan, I had the pleasure of getting allergy shots each week, rotating arms because it took about…
In his novel, Time Enough for Love, Robert A. Heinlein wrote the ultimate creedo for the human race.
If you’re trying to teach fish how to swim, it helps if you put them in the water.