October 28

The Seers Catalogue
An multimedia storybook and its inscrutable magazine, The Seers Catalogue is a world of weights and measures, strange encounters and necromantic cabals, where the key to all secrets is an obtuse and enthralling magazine. [more inside]



October 27

Trumpet Practice (elegy for vine)
In honor of the death of vine, here's an excerpt from a live performance where I found and mixed vine video loops. Hire me for your weird media art shows and weddings!


The Laser Syriacum
A Twitter bot that crawls Tumblr and Flickr for images, learning what tags and authors are good based on feedback on its tweets. Inspired by Archillect, but with a different aesthetic slant. The bot is the main attraction, but you can read more about how and why it came to be here.


October 24

SciBookChat
I've been making some videos about science and books. They're not reviews of science books, but more discussions of things related to how science and scientists are presented in books. For example, in what I retroactively called "season 1" I looked at parody science books. I'm now in "season 2", where there'll be a new episode every two weeks until the end of the year. The first one of the season involved a bookshop tour to discuss different types of non-fiction books, and the next one (November 3) will be about how the representation of scientists in fiction has changed over the years. Specifically: how and why is Frankenstein different from The Martian's Mark Watney?


October 21

Random Culture Ship Name Picker
You know that thing that happens three or four times a day when you need a random name for something, say a new soft drink or a recently discovered virus strain, so you say "I know, I'll use a ship name from Iain Banks' brilliant Culture novels!", and you have to google it, and eventually find the list on wikipedia which is fine, but you really just want a name, or maybe 2 or 3 names so you can pick, and not to have to read through a whole wikipedia page? [more inside]


October 20

Fake app review detector
I've spent the past 18 months or so slogging away at apprecs.com, an app search engine that can detect review manipulation. You can see the worst offenders here. I posted this back when this was iOS-only, and I'd like to share some major new features I've added. [more inside]


October 16

F_ract_l
I've been exploring and creating a lot of flame fractals recently - they seem to provide an endless universe of fantastic shapes and patterns. So I've started putting them all on a Tumblr. They make great desktop backgrounds, anyway.


October 15

Lost In Shinjuku  
A series of double, triple, quadruple, and quintuple exposures taken over one night in October in the Shinjuku area.


October 11

Vapor Lanes - Hieratic Teen
I've just released a full-length album with the label Usonian Records, digitally and on limited edition 12" vinyl. Here's what they have to say: "To our ears, Hieratic Teen sounds something like the record you'd get if you locked someone in a boiler room for 10 years with only My Bloody Valentine's Loveless to listen to, then let them out, gave them an assortment of synthesizers, and told them to score Logan's Run. But far from being a purely aesthetic exercise, within the fuzzy, sonic beauty of the record's half-broken, warbling synth melodies, distortions, hissing, and undulating, analog depths; an unmistakable human feeling is being communicated. And it keeps pulling us back in." [more inside]


October 8

A Story of Us: Monkeys and Pastoralists
Professor Mark Moritz and I had a conversation about our research on Cameroonian pastoralists and Diana monkeys in Cote d'Ivoire. [more inside]


October 6

Twitter Moment: Desafinados
I just found out Twitter now lets you create Moments, not just consume them. I made one about Martin of Chicago Latino punk band Los Crudos' exhibit, Desafinados: 25 years of Punk in Pilsen and Little Village.


October 4

dopewars bot for Slack
I built a dopewars bot so that you can play dopewars on Slack, because of course that's a good idea.


Making a PBJ in 2016
After having read enough articles about exasperation about there being just too much stuff in JavaScript, I decided to write one as well – about my trip to the grocery store!


October 3

I built a multi-plane animation stand
I’m really happy to finally finish a new multi-plane animation stand set up after two weeks of building, visiting hard ware stores, hunting for fabric and transporting heavy glass in a suitcase by bus. Link includes a time lapse video showing the building process, followed by detail shots with more information and a test shot inspired by Blade Runner.


Unknown Pleasures Album Cover Gif Generator  
I just whipped up a little website where you can draw something in the style of the Unknown Pleasures album cover and then export it as a gif.


October 2

Gramma' Ma English Grammar
I recently became interested in coding and wanted to provide my students with a way to study on the go, so I made this Android app. It is four hundred grammar questions in sixteen different categories and five exams of forty questions each. All the questions are modeled after the TOEFL PBT or ITP exams, which almost no one takes anymore so the study materials are limited and this will hopefully help them. [more inside]


September 29

Make Ugly Food
We need to embrace ugly food, whether it's food that starts out ugly or a meal that collects ugly along the way. This blog celebrates ugly food. The food is delicious, but not always photogenic. [more inside]


Trailer for my electric cello show, The Gaps Between
This is a 1 minute trailer for my short story/cello/electronica show. I'd be interested if people wanted to know more after seeing it.


September 27

Lit.cat  
The Lit (dot) cat / is a reading format / where you scroll your screen / for under 30 minutes, flat / Whether your feet are up at bat / or on the toilet mat / flash fiction, poetry, any other writ / can go into the weekly Lit.cat [more inside]


Politi.lol
A quick single-serving site encouraging people to register to help keep a certain small-handed politician out of the White House.


September 21

May Your Fave Be Unproblematic
I wrote about Chicago rapper Famous Dex, fandom, and how we react when it turns out artists we've supported have perpetrated abuse.

There are no graphic descriptions of abuse in the piece, but the piece does discuss sexual assault and link (with warning) to disturbing material. [more inside]


September 15

The Corey Press
I've just completed a major revamp of my website, The Corey Press, where I keep all my weird wooden blockprints. Need some medieval alien abductions? Done! Old school Pokemon battles? Sure! More Cthulhu Mythos than you can shake a stick at? You betcha. I'm really proud of my newest piece, a Mothman-inspired ouija board.


September 13

The Wire: Season 13
Man, The Wire really went downhill after season 5. Plot points from season 13 of HBO's award winning drama The Wire.


Endless Waves: Colorado Surfing
River surfing is a relatively new sport, and information about it is pretty scattered, particularly when it comes to where and when you can surf. So I've put together a guidebook for Colorado (hopefully expanding to the surrounding area), as well as articles and guides for river surfing newbies. We even have swag.


Guided By Voices song title bot (@favoriteGBVsong)
My first Twitter bot project! I trained a Markov chain generator on ~2500 Guided By Voices / Robert Pollard song & record titles, and set it loose to generate fairly believable GBV song names. Song titles from the wonderful Guided By Voices Database.


From Garching to Innsbruck in 7 days
I’ve recently finished my master’s degree in computer science at the Technical University of Munich and will walk to my hometown in Austria over the course of seven days, starting tomorrow (14 September, 9:00 CEST). This website is my hiking journal. [more inside]


September 9

@Dilbert_ebooks
Yet another twitter bot. I did this as a web project a long time ago, and turned it into a twitter bot to see how difficult it would be to write one of those. (Answer: about 15 lines of shell for the comic assembly and 10 lines of python to post to twitter.) It generates and posts a new randomly-assembled comic strip every eight hours.


September 7

Wired's Star Trek's 100 Crew Members Ranked (With links)
Wired thought they would rile people up by ranking Star Trek characters. But, they just provided a list. No links with context or further info. So I've done that. Mainly I wanted to fiddle with a heroku app and learn Bootstrap. Please enjoy my really cruddy looking "app." I want to continue to work on it until it looks nice. Most of the links work. I may have missed one or two. It's an ongoing journey.


September 6

Glasgow Coma Scale Self-Test
Test your ability to quickly calculate Glasgow Coma Scale scores. For EMS/nursing/medical students. [more inside]


September 5

Futile Fonts  
Do you like fonts based on ultra-obscure 1980s LED displays, or based on ROM dumps from the Commodore 64's pen plotter? Of course you do! [more inside]


Doctor Who Fan Orchestra  
I'm one of hundreds of musicians and singers who are part of the "Doctor Who Fan Orchestra", a virtual orchestra where each person records their own parts. Everything is organised and assembled by Stephen Willis, who deserves most of the credit, aided by a small group of volunteers. The rest of us just make music. Linked is our latest piece ("Donna's Suite"), but there are nine previous ones to listen to. [more inside]


September 3

Needlessly complex
I code up lots of odd and questionably useful computer programs, and I decided to start a blog to document some of my favorites as I put them up on github. In the month that I've been working on the site, I've posted around 14,000 words and five repositories. [more inside]


Lorem Ipsum
I have done broad nib calligraphy for the last two years. From somewhat rough beginnings, I have gotten pretty good!


August 31

Demake Bot
It's another Twitter bot! This one "demakes" images, meaning it makes pixelated, low-res versions of images. It works on its own schedule but will also take requests from mutual followers.


August 30

DNAmod: the DNA modification database
Database of chemical modifications of DNA found in nature, with detailed information on each one. Includes links to scientific literature describing these modifications and how to sequence them.


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]


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