Familiar Goodbyes

I recently attended the going away party for a close colleague, someone I consider to be a mentor in the areas of technology and museum engagement. While I'm sad to see this person leaving the cultural sector, I'm extremely excited for the wonderful private sector opportunity that's now at his
- Familiar Goodbyes


Refragmenting the Web

I got my first taste of publishing to the web in November 1996. I was a first-semester undergrad, still wet behind the ears. It was a life-altering experience. For the life of me I can't remember the URL of that first Geocities node. A damn shame though, because if I
- Refragmenting the Web


Digerati Dads

In a recent article for Quartz entitled How Technology Can Make Better Fathers, Alexandra Svokos takes a surprising look at how the proliferation of digital technologies is impacting the way fathers connect with their kids. Structured mainly through the lens of her own experiences growing up with a traveling father
- Digerati Dads


Impossible Questions

Earlier this week, my team at work announced a large-scale project that will consume a large portion of my professional life over the next few years. Art Tracks: The Provenance Visualization Project is a facinating concept and an opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the museum sector. The TL
- Impossible Questions


The Analog Network

This coming winter, Dischord Records will release the first recorded demo from seminal punk band Fugazi. Recorded at the legendary Inner Ear Studio in 1988 after only a handful of shows, these early recordings were tracked so the band could hear what their music sounded like on tape. From the
- The Analog Network


How To: Hijack a Satellite

A few photos from my trip to the NASA Ames Research Center were used in this VICE/Motherboard article profiling the group technoarcheologists who work out of an abandoned McDonald's on the base. Apparently the team is now working to take control of an abandoned, decommissioned, 70s-era satellite that's still
- How To: Hijack a Satellite