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.

Eyewire Game and Exquisite Forest

Citizen scientists and game designers might have had a moment of pride today.  A round of surprised applause for the fact that a neuroscientist game, Eyewire, could temporarily be downed from … Continue reading

December 12, 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

Matches and Mismatches

Awhile back I had an exchange with one of the OkCupid founders about if there were any ideas from matching algorithms used on dating sites that could translate to models for … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Moving Blogs

In the midst of attempting to port over all my historical posts since 2005 from connectingthedots.typepad.com to here. Hopefully the move will be a success.  If so, there should be posts … Continue reading

September 18, 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

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