August 8

Minimax your chores
I've set up a website that formalizes our family's approach to splitting up chores: each person privately distributes a set number of "points" among the chores, and then we look for the allocation where the person with the most work does the least. (I.e., minimize the maximum.) [more inside]


August 6

Destination: Mars
Destination: Mars is a 180-page graphic novel, that tells a tale of exploration, love and strangeness on an odd and incomprehensible world. Three people (and a cat) set out on a journey to Mars, only to discover that the world there is stranger and more dangerous than they could ever have known. [more inside]


August 5

Pierre Menard's The Asteroids
Perhaps the most significant game of our time [more inside]


August 4

Found Story
What's your story? Found Story is an app where people share their own stories on handwritten notes for others to discover. Whether happy, hopeful, or heartbreaking, these anonymous stories give us an unfiltered view into who we are and bring us together through our true experiences. [more inside]


August 3

256 Farben: The Game
After a visit to SFMOMA, I was inspired to turn German abstract artist Gerhard Richter's "Colour Charts" into a block-breaker game. [more inside]


Tangara fastuosa
An abstract film that starts out soothing and ends in Lisa Frank madness. [more inside]


July 31

I’ve Been To A Marvelous Party
An excerpt from The Lavander Ledger, a manuscript in progress by John Leavitt about murder, gossip, and scandal in the gay underworld of 1940s Hollywood.


July 30

The Essential Ghoul's Record Shelf.
Capsule reviews of supernaturally themed novelty songs.


July 24

Tiny Skulls and otherwise  
Recently I've been sculpting tiny skulls and leaving them out in public as free art for people to find and claim. [more inside]


Tacoma Power E.P.
A 4 song E.P. written and recorded between June and July 2018. A continuation of an ongoing art project exploring the ephemerality, fragmentation and invisibility of being trans and queer. [more inside]


Country Music and Alcohol
A follow up to my last project post two years ago -- inspired by that discussion at MeFi and by this recent Washington Post article.


July 23

New Sewing Blog about my sewing classes in Chicago
I've had a bit of a revelation this Spring and re-coded, reset and generally rejuvenated the sewing classes blog I started in 2009 and left fallow since 2013. [more inside]


July 19

Queer Lady Magician
Remember this question about being a Queer Lady Magician? It's real now. Coming to a Melbourne Fringe near you. [more inside]


EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER
I'm making a serial game that's half visual novel, half mech brawler, about gay disasters beating up neonazis in an alternate universe version of the American Southwest! Here are the first two episodes.


July 18

The Opposite of Forecasting  
Using real time weather data collected in Austin, TX, I've created a piece of music that streams online. [more inside]


To My Dead Husband
What I'd say to my dead husband if I had the chance. [more inside]


scherezadenfreude: 1001 nights of taking joy in the misfortune of others
I've been collecting moments of schadenfreude, one per night. [more inside]


July 17

Will Not Let Me Go  
Dallas, Texas. 1996. Fred Strickland has Alzheimer’s. An interactive story about memory, loss, and love.


July 16

BREX IT! Meal Kits
Take back control of your hunger! Inspired by the various doomsday scenarios in which Brexit will disrupt food supply chains to the UK, I made this very silly website to laugh and cry over the political disaster that Brexit has become.


Let's Rewatch (Podcast)
An animation project manager, a sound guy, a Youtuber, and a comic book superfan explore the phenomenon of being super hyped about showing your friends a movie you love, but being slightly worried you're over-selling it. I've been a cohost on this podcast, laughing and cringing our way through our old faves, for what is now entering our fourth year! We're asking for some audience write-ins or audio submissions for the next episode. [more inside]


Metafilter Leaderboard
I've been playing around with this API that I was making for kind of a joke Metafilter-filter extension (I have since shelved the filterer). Since I'm not planning on finishing Metafilter-filter, I wanted to still do something with the API, so I've hooked it up to this website! [more inside]


July 15

Ceramic/Mixed Media Sculpture: Pangolin with Pyrite
I finally finished the ceramic sculpture I've been working on for over two months! He's made of calico stonewear, exploded in the kiln and had to be painstakingly repaired, was raku fired with a white crackle glaze, and finally embellished with individually applied pyrite crystals (smashing pyrite with a hammer is VERY fun). I have named him Steven. He initially came into this world as two pinch pots, and I'm proud of the young man he's become! [more inside]


Thanks for having me!
I've listened to podcasts ever since it required hunting Podcast Pickle, and love meta shows which repurpose audio (the defunct Ask Mr Biggs comes to mind) so I spent a few hours trying out an idea I've had rattling around: I've spliced together all 2018 welcomes/thanks of guests on CBC:s Quirks and Quarks podcast into a 15 minute thing. [more inside]


July 13

What is Real?
I wrote a book! It’s a popular science book (no equations), and it’s called What is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics. It’s about the 90-year-long struggle to decipher what quantum physics says about the true nature of the world around us. It’s my first book, and I’m still in shock that it’s done (and I'm really nervous about promoting it here). But apparently people like it: the New York Times called What is Real? “a thorough, illuminating exploration of the most consequential controversy raging in modern science.” [more inside]


Pyxxi and Pyka
Pyxxi and Pyka is a puppet series my partner and I make about twin monsters who go on various adventures that involve imagination! Pyxxi is brave and brash, and her brother Pyka is dreamy and shy. [more inside]


July 12

Escorts in NC since Backpage shutdown
The complexities of sex work in the post-backpage era, focusing on North Carolina's Research Triangle


Random Generators
When I get bored, I make random generators. Mostly story/plot or art prompt generators, but there's also one for pub and tavern names, and a collaboration with Yoon Ha Lee on a Tarot-type card reading generator based on the Machineries of Empire series.


Extended Play
Extended Play is a fanzine devoted to retro, indie and niche gaming interests. Our first issue is out! It is free to download, looks pretty slick, and has lots of fun and interesting features. There is also a print version on sale.


How to Be Anxious  
A longform user's guide to anxiety.


We've Been Had
We've Been Had is a podcast dedicated to walking through the catalog of the band Uncle Tupelo song by song. Said walking is done by a couple of idiots from Minneapolis who have been fans of the band for a couple of decades. Discussion is erudite and ridiculous, occasionally digressing into whether a store that sells liquor and guns would get robbed a lot, or what's really going on in that Loverboy song about working for the weekend. Also, Son Volt and Wilco get brought up a lot.


July 10

The Tapestry of the Search for Terrestrial Intelligence  
I took some degraded low quality audio from a youtube video of a copy of the Voyager Golden Record, and turned it into a 44 yard long tapestry, now on view at Science Gallery Dublin. I'd been obsessed for a couple of years with the ghostly imagery I'd recovered from the crappy audio - you can almost see the message from Earth hiding in the static just beyond reach - and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Lots of pictures and info at the blog post!


Half-Witch.
My debut novel, Half-Witch, is published today by Big Mouth House, an imprint of Small Beer Press. [more inside]


July 9

Drawings of Landscapes, Portraits of Cats
an illustration portfolio [more inside]


July 8

Oh, Boy! Daily journal comic
This is my daily journal comic, "Oh, Boy!". I announced it here about a year ago (I think). Lots has changed in the style and format, and it recently moved from my website to instagram. I now post a comic every evening by simply taking a photo of my sketchbook w/ my phone and zapping it onto Instagram. This makes the comic a lot easier to keep up w/, as I was scanning each comic and coloring in Photoshop. I hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks, Jed


July 6

An accumulation of things
An accumulation of things is a website collecting together lots of pieces of my writing, including various short stories, fairy tales, picture books, and comics. [more inside]


June 28

Occupy ICE NYC
Occupy ICE NYC is a 24/7 protest to mobilize resistance against Immigration and Customs Enforcement, hold public space, interfere with deportations, and Abolish ICE. #OccupyICENYC #AbolishICE [more inside]


June 25

Jazz Hands [Tumblr]
I've been collecting screenshots of hands/fingers from various anime.


New Yorker Cartoon Captions
Every week I enter the New Yorker caption contest by literally describing the cartoon, and will continue to do so until I win. This is that collection.


June 24

Tom Scola Photography
I finally got around to making a portfolio site of my color and black & white film photography, mostly around Brooklyn.


KOOPAISM IS CAPITALISM  
On the 25th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. Movie we have to look at how it anticpaited 2018 with a rule by a narcissistic idiot with werid hair and ongoing ecological collapse.


An Impractical Key Cabinet
My first automaton! A clockwork cabinet built mostly for fun and whimsy, but I thought it would be nice to make it slightly practical as well. [more inside]


June 20

Parallax: space opera for the New Sincerity.  
Imagine you're watching funny-animal Star Trek. Except every other episode is from the point of view of the Borg. [more inside]


June 19

Volver - Appointment-only Retail in Toronto
An exquisite selection of new and vintage vinyl, mid-century modern furniture, beautiful amplifiers, and, soon, art, and other interesting or useful things. Browse online. Pick up in person. Oldschool Retail. 3.0 [more inside]


June 18

Dr Poopy's Medicinal Jam
Dr Poopy's Medicinal Jam is a weekly live stream of live music, running every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm UK time. Vibe leans generally towards acoustica / Americana but you never know. [more inside]


June 14

Hip-Hop Radio Archive  
The Hip-Hop Radio Archive aims to digitize, preserve, share, and contextualize recordings of hip-hop radio from the 1980s and 1990s from commercial, college, community, and pirate stations of all sizes, telling the stories of the shows and the people that made them. [more inside]


June 9

Numbers
What do the numbers coming from the shortwave station mean? Who is behind it? Who wants to help you find out... and who will stop you at any cost? A Twine game about numbers stations, made for Global Game Jam 2018, with music by Zarkonnen.


June 3

Craigslist Spelling Awards Twitter
Like any boat owner, I ceaselessly troll Craigslist, fantasy-shopping for more boats that "someone" should buy. In that process, I encounter a lot of creative spelling. The free section and the auto section are also gems of creative English. Ladies and Genders, I present... Craigslist Spelling Awards Twitter.


May 31

Calm Twitter reminds you to breathe first
Suffer from tweetgret? Tortured by typos? Get into online spats? Calm Twitter is here for you. A browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, it guides you through a deep breathing exercise before checking if you *really* want to send that tweet. Example GIF. [more inside]


May 29

This Room Will Kill You
This is my first game -- a surreal, story-driven RPG with horror elements -- inspired by The Stanley Parable, Yume Nikki, and all the wonderful 90s jRPGs that I grew up with. [more inside]


May 22

We Sacrificed Imaginary Kitties to Help People Avoid Real-Life Financial Disaster
Cat Insanity is a responsive browser game that slowly, inevitably forces you into the brutal massacre of imaginary cats*, all to capture the emotional experience of drowning in high-interest debt. [more inside]


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