Connecting Curious Dots

On the intersection of technology, culture, and everyday life: My semi-updated space to collect and link my thoughts about interesting things I spot.

Better Missions for Drones

There are sad stories about the destructive physical and psychological impacts of drones at war.   During the holidays the Mistletoe Drone aimed for the opposite application, targeting individuals in order to … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Occupy” Wall Street

As with most recent scaled protests, Occupy Wall Street has a virtual presence. The simple wearethe99percent tumblr highlights and aggregates stories of individuals in the movement.  Moving beyond story sharing, some … Continue reading

October 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

Punk’d Augmented

While hunting for a popsicle in Central Park this balmy Saturday, I encountered some bewildered tourists intrigued but confused by this  .  Ironically, it was part of a mobile interactive … Continue reading

May 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

Helping Haiti: Missing Persons Aggregator

With the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti blanketing the news waves, everyday citizens are wondering how they can help.  Governments are sending money and troops; and coders that care are … Continue reading

January 13, 2010 · Leave a comment

Be Extraordinary

 The new year has me cleaning out my cluttered iPhone of underused apps.  One of my favorites from 2009 that will remain on screen 1 is The Extraordinaries.   Fusing crowdsourcing … Continue reading

January 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

Hack the Debate with Current TV & Twitter

Second chance tonight to participate in round two of Hack the Debate.  Pushing at the envelope of conversation vs. consumption, the collaboration between Current TV and Twitter allows real-time Twitterer … Continue reading

October 2, 2008 · Leave a comment

Thinking Twice about MacBook Air

I’ll admit, when I first saw Steve Jobs holding "the world’s thinnest laptop" I kind of wanted one, even though my own Powerbook is only 1.5 years old.  Despite the … Continue reading

January 16, 2008 · 3 Comments

The Most Terrifying Video on YouTube

It’s fascinating what (unpromoted) video posts make or don’t make the popularity cut on YouTube — I’m sure there are researchers already hard at work on that question.  The Most … Continue reading

January 8, 2008 · Leave a comment

If Looks Didn’t Matter

Riding the online social networking craze, it is unsurprising that this has been an election of candidate cameos on MySpace, facebook applications, and Youtube.  A new site, Glassbooth, takes an … Continue reading

January 7, 2008 · Leave a comment

Visualizing Eco-data

Gore’s Inconvenient Truth was not the first attempt to make our environmental statistics visually compelling, and luckily it is not the last.  This Black Cloud caught my eye, part of … Continue reading

November 7, 2007 · Leave a comment