President Romney
03 June 2012 | designs

Pro-Romney ad, going to make one for Pres. Obama as well.[...]

setting the record straight
02 june 2012 | short story

The sun beat down and I raised my hand to cover my eyes. It had been days, weeks, maybe even years. Who knew? I surely didn’t. Th[...]e dry sands whipped our faces, blurring our vision and making us believe we saw things. Water, chief among them. Haha, it’s funny how that most abundant always seems to be the end of us. You either drown in it or die from not having it. No one wins. Someone told me that they’d managed to survive a month without water. I don’t believe it, but guess I’m about to find out. We’d seen other things. Silver buildings that rose into the sky, it blinded us and as we got close, a sandstorm would appear and when it was gone, so was the house. It is incredible what you imagine when under stress…

A return to writing short stories, this one focuses on the surreal memories of two hapless 'heroes' and the mystery of whether they are reliving real memories or just someone's simulation.

quicklinks
29 may 2012 | programming

The new-tab page on most browsers inefficiently uses screen real estate by giving each website a picture and large button. While useful for[...] tablets, it prevents addition of many websites and can't be organized into groups without increasing the number of clicks required. Also, often only one search site is accessible, with the rest found in a drop-down menu. To alleviate this, I created quicklinks. It uses javascript to create a row of categories (that you choose), which when hovered over show associated links. Further, there are several search bars readily avaliable, no extra clicking needed. Enjoy.

quantized art
28 may 2012 | essay

Quantized art. The idea came about while reading how the music industry assembles top-liners, producers, artists, performers, etc. to [...]create top 40 hits. For example, there has been a recent trend in pop music to use 'drops', when the song builds to a cresendo and then a crazy, catchy bass line is released that causes everyone to dance. This has been perfected to the point where even an okay song can become popular bcause the producers know when to build, at what moment to intersperse catchy, meaningless lyrics and how to end the song on a high. I like the idea that art (as in paintings, drawings, etc.) can be dissected and quantified.

My first pass at developing an algorithm to break art down to its details and then use this knowledge to generate art that people would consider 'great'. We'll see how this evolves.

week 0 | singapore!
26 may 2012 | singapore

First post about Singapore lays out some of the background surrounding the trip and Singapore itself. This summer is going to be awesome![...]p>

designing icons
25 may 2012 | design

How do you design an icon for a website? This question arose once I'd finished writing the back-end of this website. There is a great [...]book called Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills that helped me answer this question.

This essay focuses on the icon I designed for the website and the thinking process behind it.

filugori reboot
15 may 2012 | filugori

Several months ago I took a hard look at Filugori: The Long Tale, the story I started in grade school that was meant to be a mash-[...]up of my favorite books and fictional universes. However, it lacked a certain vision. The story was fun, frantic and fanciful, but there was no heart. It lacked cohesion and the universe did not appear to justify its own existence. Why should someone care to read this tale? What would they gain from it? While fleshing out the background of the universe, providing details on the four major epochs that define the story, I came to realize that I wanted to tell a very different tale than originally planned.

Syscarut
13 May 2012 | designs

Logo for the website. Wrote an article detailing the design process: w[...]as attempting to go for a SF look that conveyed a sense of motion. Alt black version.

Syscarut
10 May 2012 | designs

Logo for the website. Wrote an article detailing the design process: was attempting to go for a SF look that conveyed a sense of motion.[...]>

Stanford Biology
07 May 2012 | designs

Made this poster for a facebook group.[...]

Stanford Biology
06 May 2012 | designs

Used for the internal CAP website.[...]

MIT-Singapore
14 April 2012 | designs

For the MIT-Singapore program[...]

Graffiti Party
12 April 2012 | designs

Post for CPW graffiti party. The dark background helps accentuate the [...]red and white used for the text and spray-can.

Graffiti Party
10 April 2012 | designs

First draft of the Graffiti party poster. Was going for a very dramatic look.[...]

the evolving style
29 march 2012 | design

This website was built from scratch using only Notepad. While it would have been easier to create the site in Dreamweaver or another pr[...]ogram and then upload it, I wanted to learn first-hand about the steps involved in web development. The site has allowed me to hone my design skills, both aesthetically and organizationally. This is an essay detailing the evolution of the website.

This was an internal document for me to keep track of what I was changing and why, but decided to reword it and make it an article. Hope you like it.

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