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.


After months pause from blogging, this IF yes THEN what? tumblr offers a series of sweet sentiments as a return.  While moving a turtle can be enticing, teaching core principles of coding … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Touring Space From Earth

Not sure when it will be that I can take a trip into space.  In the meantime, I’ve been loving the series of “home videos” from the international space station. … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

People on the Internet remembering someone

Awoke Saturday morning to friends’ FB posts and the beginnings of people, both close and distant to him, navigating how to respond to the sadness of Aaron Swartz‘s passing.  For … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

A World of Creators and Backers

Love the design of Kickstarters’ Best of 2012 Site which first slowly takes you through impressive statistics about the extent people are funding each others as creators and then moves to … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Most Touching Places On The Internet?

As the new year comes, wanted to highlight some smile and happiness sparking spots on the internet.  Everyone deserves a hug.  Visit The Nicest Place On The Internet to give or … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Designing Visual Lingo

A belated link pack with short ruminations: As the saying goes, a picture can convey a thousand words.  Static photos can communicate unexpected concepts like these genetic portraits. I’ve been drawn … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Digitally Mediated Snail Mail

 A few months ago, I tried a snail mail to email experiment.  It stemmed from a backyard bbq conversation on how with cell phone texts, email was becoming snail mail, … Continue reading

October 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Websites Missing Steve Jobs

Huge corporate websites rarely feel human and emotional, nor aware of other corporations. Steve Jobs inspired the landing pages of Apple and Google to momentarily feel so.  Google linking directly to … Continue reading

October 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Digital Meets Physical Mashups: New Dawn of Sharing

  After a long posting hiatus, semi-back.  To paraphrase Bre Pattis, “You need to have more than one parent for your digital designs.”  I was happily surprised when a series … Continue reading

September 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Fabricating Ourselves

When 3D printing meets Kinect meets humans’ love for Polaroid portraits, we witness how Insta-selves could be a future common crowdpleaser. With custom software developed using openKinect and openFrameworks, Be Your Own Souvenir by … Continue reading

May 10, 2011 · Leave a comment