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.

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

“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

Visualizing Dating Data

What would a census based on online dating profiles reveal?  Love the maps Luke Dubois created for his soon to be exhibited “A More Perfect Union” project — born of post-breakup openness to … Continue reading

December 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

iPad 3D Light Forms

The folks at BERG and Dentsu are exploring screening surfaces and playing with the popular ‘glowing rectangles’ that inhabit our world. They invented a new photographic/stop-animation technique for making media. … Continue reading

September 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Globe Genie and Virtual Travel

Near the top of my wish list of devices that I want someone to invent soon is the human transport beam.  As a taste of how awesome that could be, Globe … Continue reading

September 10, 2010 · 1 Comment

Mixed Reality Golf: Enhancing Big Urban Games with Mobile Devices

Dropped in for playing/testing of a new iPhone game at Conflux this weekend. Created by co-founders of Come Out and Play, Gigaputt turned the East Village into our virtual golf course. … Continue reading

September 21, 2009 · 1 Comment

Real or Virtual or Both?

  What’s more real? what’s in your mind? displayed in pixels? or what’s physically in front of you?  Manifastations and manipulations of our digital selves and possessions has created efforts … Continue reading

October 2, 2008 · Leave a comment

Design and the Elastic Mind

Enjoyed helping friends out as a filmed silhouette for a piece harvesting the Internet for human feelings and behaviors that recently opened at MOMA’s Design and the Elastic Mind exhibit. … Continue reading

February 24, 2008 · Leave a comment

Freezing the Moment on YouTube

Various performers, artists, and technologists have experimented with transforming our experiences of physical spaces and our experiences with others in those physical spaces.  From PacManhattan (the analog of PacMan) to … Continue reading

February 4, 2008 · Leave a comment


A year ago, while walking down a Soho side street I noticed a baby (well, a figure shaped like a baby) peering at me through iron bars.  I marveled for … Continue reading

September 19, 2006 · Leave a comment