August 26

CC: Otherworlds
Original weird and wonderful art and stories in the mail - snail mail or email - fortnightly! [more inside]


August 23

RotoDefendo
A free, one-button arcade game for Windows and Mac. [more inside]


August 21

Agile Business Practices
New E.P. from Cultural Amnesia. Two accompanying videos - Core Values, which is track one of the E.P. , and a slightly perplexing [introductory keynote video].2


August 20

Handspan Theatre 1977 - 2002
A rather large website, with still more content to come. It's about our old company, Handspan Theatre, renowned in Melbourne, Australia and beyond for its innovative work in puppetry and visual theatre. The site documents 25 years of productions for stage and street, young and old, and the people who made them. [more inside]


August 19

CPI - Density
I have released a new album centered around my favourite sounds presented as dense sound fields. The results range from ambient to noise to abstract, with source material like field recordings, noise, and classical music. [more inside]


Bus to November
A 3000-mile journey across the country by bus, talking to people about theirs lives and the upcoming presidential election. [more inside]


August 18

The Crack of the .bat
My first professionally published short story. It's about robots playing baseball. Well, sort of. But mostly it's about industrial espionage.


The Goodneighboring Podcast
A podcast about the popular 1970s BBC comedy The Good Life (known in the US as Good Neighbors). [more inside]


August 16

Media/digital literacy, with snarky puppets.
An update on what we've been up to at The Media Show, including an interview with the head of punk label Kill Rock Stars and arguing with a puppet version of Richard Stallman. [more inside]


August 13

Kevin's Files
A collection from a dead man's hard drive in blog form. [more inside]


August 10

Ghost Patrol: Late Night Snack
Some friends and I made an IRL puzzle hunt. We ran it near the end of July, and now all the puzzles, hints, and solutions are up online, for your print-and-play enjoyment. This is in the same vein as DASH or Puzzled Pint. [more inside]


August 8

ringkissers.org
I've been working on a simple timeline of Trump's stated positions and comments, juxtaposed to the endorsement of every politician who's come out in support of him. There's still so many endorsements and Trump statements to add, but I think it's a good start. [more inside]


Dredding every minute of it
I write a little about growing up with Judge Dredd and how Judge Dredd has grown up over the years.


You Are Not Helping
A gallery of people being terrible to one another online, in the name of politics. [more inside]


August 5

Philip Random's All Vinyl Countdown + Apocalypse
Philip Random’s All Vinyl Countdown and Apocalypse (aka the 1,111 Greatest Records You Probably Haven’t Already Heard) is the rather extensive playlist (with links) of a series of Randophonic radio programs which were broadcast from 2011 through 2013 c/o CITR.FM.101.9. As the name suggests, it's a countdown of a lot of great, odd, generally not well known pop-rock-psyche-funk-dance-country-western-world-noise-whatever music (1965-2001). [more inside]


The X-Men Made Me Gay  
An autobiographic comic for The Nib about how early exposure to the 90s X-Men cartoon and subsequent movie gave a confused gay teenager a metaphor to deal with it.


August 2

Men's Long Hair
A playlist of videos I've uploaded (88 and counting) covering the subject of long hair for men. From my own hair growth (captured from month 12 to month 27) to things like hairsyling tips, product reviews, and common-sense advice about growing long hair. [more inside]


August 1

Louie the Dog Horror Movie Posters
I have a dog named Louie and he's pretty disdainful of human horror movies. He doesn't get what the big deal is about vampires (not scary OR sexy), werewolves (friends!), or skeletons (yahm!). So he's making horror movies for dogs now, about things that are REALLY scary, like BATHS and VACUUMS and THUNDER. Louie hired me to design his movie posters. Unfortunately he pays me in kibble, but other than that he's a great (decent) client!


July 29

A brief field guide to the PUA
I never had whatever it is that it takes to try being a PUA, or Pick-Up Artist, but I did get obsessed with them for a while and did a lot of reading (as is my wont). I mentally grouped them into a handful of types, and after the Sad Boner Confessionals FPP I decided to write a brief field guide. I've expanded and modified it over the past few weeks, and now I would like to stop thinking about it and gift it to you. Comments are welcome.


July 27

Riffing on Star Wars
I've started a new writing project, Riffing on Star Wars, in which once or twice a week I spontaneously choose a random topic from Star Wars and write about it off the top of my head. So far this has run the gamut from the Hutts to Admiral Thrawn. My goal is to broaden my ability to discern potential writing topics for not just Star Wars, but other topics, and simply exercise my writing ability. See below for links to the first ten riffs! [more inside]


The Museum of All Things Awesome and that Go Boom!
Released today, The Museum of All Things Awesome and That Go Boom is an anthology of science fiction featuring blunt force trauma, explosions, adventure, derring-do, tigers, Martians, zombies, fanged monsters, dinosaurs (alien and domestic), ray guns, rocket ships, and anthropomorphized marshmallows. [more inside]


July 26

TwitPoet - An iOS app to generate poems from Twitter, and post them
TwitPoet is an iOS app and friend and I wrote. It automatically generates poems from your Twitter feed, and (if you choose!) tweets them. It can compose Limericks, Haiku, and Rhyming Couplets. You can compose poems from your Home feed , a Trend, someone you're following or tweets you've searched for. twitpoet.com , Twitpoet on the App Store [more inside]


July 24

I Split on 'your grave'
A collection of code samples in various programming languages demonstrating how to split a string into a collection of substrings using the phrase 'your grave' as a delimiter. It's hosted on GitHub so if your favorite language isn't supported, you can always submit a pull request.


July 20

RGBPONG - An Android game
Pong meets Simon Says. A retro-arcade-style mobile game available on Google Play. [more inside]


Beyond the Bathroom
As part of a studio capstone for my master of urban planning program (and in partnership with the non-profit, Hollaback!), six others and I have developed a report entitled "Beyond the Bathroom: gender-inclusive planning for public spaces." [more inside]


July 19

I miss the summer of 2009-2011
2009–2011 was the eternal summer of balearic pop and chillwave and escapism. Come take a dive with me into the short-lived indie/balearic/chillwave/dreampop/garage bubble of the recent past, with this 40-track youtube playlist.


July 18

all GRSSK to me
A fun, frivolous one-trick-pony Tumblr. Inspired by a Mediterranean restaurant in my neighborhood that swaps Δs for As and Σs for Es in their logo, this blog regularly publishes examples of swapped-in geometrically similar letters from various alphabets, regardless of the letters' phonetic similarity. In post descriptions, I also try and swap the original phonemes back in; thus GRΣΣK becomes GRSSK, and (mild) hilarity ensues. Submissions welcome! Shout-out to Bulgaroktonos for blog-naming inspiration.


Byron - Guildford
Byron Hamburgers are a major UK burger chain. My friend is literally obsessed with them and vowed to visit each one and collect a card. But there is a serpent in the garden of byron. Guildford! The location closed long ago, but what happened to the playing card? [more inside]


July 17

Pokémon in Space, Pokémon in the NYPL  
It's a pair of Twitter bots: Pokémon in the NYPL, which sends Pokémon into the depths of the New York Public Library Digital Collections, and Pokémon in Space!, which uses the Astronomy Picture of the Day as a guide for Pokémon space exploration. [more inside]


July 15

Roguelike Celebration, September 17 in San Francisco
Do you like roguelike computer games (such as Nethack) or games they've influenced (such as Diablo, Dwarf Fortress, and Spelunky)? (See also: past Metafilter posts.) Roguelikes are a fascinating genre of game that started in 1980, with both old and new ones still actively developed. My friends and I are organizing a one-day conference about roguelike games on September 17, 2016 in downtown San Francisco! Get a ticket here. [more inside]


July 13

The Body Parts Project
This is an ongoing participatory art project about body positivity that starts with the question: What's your favorite part of your body? Parts, scars, moles, freckles, warts and all - funny or poignant... what's the part of your body you appreciate most? It might be a part of you that does something you like, or maybe you just like how it looks or feels. [NSFW] [more inside]


The Supreme Court Database  
The Supreme Court Database is a comprehensive, Creative Commons-licensed database of the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, broken down by justices, issues, votes, and numerous other variables. Yesterday marked the newest release, including comprehensive coverage from 1791 through the recently concluded 2015 term. [more inside]


July 11

Six years of masks
Each year for the past six years I've crafted a mask for Mardi Gras - they're all skulls, and all made out of papier-mache. Recently I decided to document all of them at once and felt it would be more appropriate to show not only the masks themselves but the costumes that go with them. The result is this composite image, put together from six different photographs of me and my masks. [more inside]


A Year of Stories: Cobalt Blue
At the beginning of the year I decided to write one short story, every weekday, until December 31st (260 stories). To help motivate me, I'm releasing twelve Collections of these stories on Amazon. I've been at this since January, and so far I'm 135 stories in. This is Collection one, if you like it, it would be awesome if you could leave a review. Also, if you're interested in following the project in real-time, you can see all the stories here.


July 10

Livejournal Archive Tools
There were no good tools for downloading your Livejournal archive here in the year of our lord 2016, so I dusted off my exceedingly dusty Ruby book and set about trying to see if I could maybe fix that. [more inside]


July 9

Decrypting Rita
I spent four and a half years drawing a comic about a robot lady dragged out of reality by her ex-boyfriend. It's done now. You can finally find out if she managed to get herself back together and stop that hive-mind from taking over the planet. Somehow I managed to get some amazing blurbs for it somewhere along the way... [more inside]


July 8

Progressive Left for a United Kingdom
<In the wake of the UK's decision to leave the EU, an early general election may very well be called. We on the left-of-centre need to get our act together and build a progressive alliance in order to defeat the forces on the right. This site is an attempt to start to build an information portal to assist in the process. All comments welcome! [more inside]


July 7

GUTTERFAGS: Quarterly reviews of sequential art about dude-on-dude lust and love
The new issue of GUTTERFAGS is up at http://www.gutterfags.com/ ! This issue features: – The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal by E.K. Weaver, reviewed by Meredith Nudo – Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce, reviewed by Michael Martinez – Roy & Al by Ralf König, reviewed by Kyle J. Campbell – Webz by KaputOtter, reviewed by Daniel Milco – Husbands: The Comic by Brad Bell, Jane Espenson et al, reviewed by Larry Duplechan ---- With cover art by Knut Graabein --- Edited by Aldo Alvarez, Ph.D & Dale Lazarov


July 2

A Simple Truth  
Do you like answering party questions and seeing how other people answered? Do you like remaining anonymous and hate logging in? Yes? Then this is for you. It is a simple application that asks questions and displays the responses to users who have answered them.


Brexit Losers
A simple collection of links tracking the negative financial impact of the Brexit on companies and regions.


July 1

@RandomDuets
Every few hours, this Twitterbot picks two random artists, then pairs them up with a random song to cover. The result is a randomly generated duet that doesn't exist...but totally should.


June 30

HamilIpsum
Just a little random text generator using chunks of the musical Hamilton and the WordPress plugin Any Ipsum. Because you can't get Hamilton out of your head AND you have a project that needs filler text.


June 29

Sand and Stars
A short story game about being lost in an unfamiliar place. [more inside]


June 28

In Training, photographs of bonsai trees  
A few years ago, I began photographing bonsai trees as a personal project. Fast forward two years later, I have a beautifully-designed book of my photos I'd love to share. I wasn't sure why, but I felt a deep, visceral connection to these ancient trees. The bonsai, themselves, seemed the very opposite of the subjects I usually photographed - they stood before me fully present, their sense of time measured in decades, even centuries. From my first glimpse of the trees all those years ago, I knew implicitly that there was something to be learned from them, from their endurance and quiet dignity. [more inside]


The Silmarillion Character Map
A (big!) map of (nearly) every character that appears in The Silmarillion. [more inside]


June 25

Benbot
I built a personal Siri, accessible over the web. It's a work in progress, but I thought I'd share what I've made so far, and how I built it.


June 20

Safe for Democracy Podcast
Safe for Democracy is a site and a podcast dedicated to shining a little light on the darker spots in the history of US foreign policy. It's got a blog here, a show page here, and an RSS feed here. You can also follow on iTunes. The first episode is about the coup in Guatemala. [more inside]


Swapping time and space
I was curious to know what it would look like if you swapped the time axis with one of the space axes (x or y). I tried it on a random sampling of short black-and-white movies. [more inside]


A Visual History of Urbanization  
This map shows a 5,700-year timelapse of the world's cities being born one-by-one, starting with the first known city, Eridu, in 3700 BC. The data is from one of the coolest academic studies I've come across in a long time, which compiled a comprehensive dataset of the world's cities and their historic populations, from 3700 BC to 2000 AD. [more inside]


June 15

Braid - Simple Project Managment Built Into Gmail and Gcal
Braid is a Chrome extension that lets you add emails, events, notes, and files to a project from inside Gmail and puts them in a nice little project news feed thing. It's kind of like if Yammer and Basecamp had a baby inside of Gmail. [more inside]


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