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VR Data Visualization: A New Way to Address Community Issues

VR Data Visualization: A New Way to Address Community Issues

August 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm

I am part of a San Francisco Brigade team that has been partnering with SFHIP for almost a year now on a data visualization project that looks at alcohol licenses in San Francisco, specifically those establishments that sell alcohol to be sold off premise. Before any mapping or visualization could […]


Survival of the Fittest

May 25, 2011 at 8:58 am

It took a little longer than I expected, but Video Droid, my local video store that closed last year, was finally replaced with a gym. The epic Tower Records in my old neighborhood in NYC’s Village was replaced with some kind of gym. Ditto, the Barnes & Noble a few […]

Party Like it’s 1896

Party Like it’s 1896

May 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm

An interesting convergence was on view at the 2010 Bay Area Maker Faire. One of this year’s major corporate sponsors was the Ford Motor Company. Your first reaction may be that the DIY festival has sold its soul for corporate sponsorship gold. In fact, what was on display this year […]


Who Killed Our Video Store?

January 30, 2010 at 10:22 pm

It’s not like I didn’t see it coming. It still hurts though. Our local video store is closing.


Regulate Photoshop?

January 5, 2010 at 1:23 am

There is a crisis brewing that we can no longer afford to ignore. It seems that a day doesn’t go by with some Photoshop hatchet job causing a stir. Perhaps the most infamous is the image Ralph Lauren concocted. If you haven’t seen it, just Google, “Ralph Lauren Photoshop”. It’s […]


Is “G” the new “i”?

December 20, 2009 at 2:10 am

The oughties were the “i” decade. Apple got the ball rolling with its first iMac in 1998. It was a game changer and the “i” prefix is now almost a generic indicator that a product wants to be associated with the internet. It was simple: “i” means you, “i” means […]