Category Archives: Random Musings

Five Minute Hamlet

TweetMy daughter Zoe, the budding cinematographer, staged a production of Hamlet in Minecraft.   She built the sets, wrote the script, acted, directed, recorded the voice overs, edited the movie, and generally worked her little tail off on the project (with … Continue reading

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go (at Burning Man)

TweetMy favorite Dr. Suess book performed by people straight out of his imagination.

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Why Khan and my wife are the two most amazing people I know!

TweetI don’t know Professor Khan.  Not personally, anyway. But he’s had a profound affect on my kids lives.  Heck, I wish he’d been around when I was a kid. So if you don’t know him, you should. You see, he … Continue reading

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For My Gamer Girl

TweetFor my favorite gamer girl–fourteen years ago today we said our vows.  It’s been a long wonderful marriage with ups and downs (mostly ups) and I’m certain the next fourteen will be even better than the first.  Thank you for … Continue reading

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Socks Incorporated

TweetYeah.  This doesn’t have to anything to do with augmented reality or writing.  But it’s sock puppets. Enough said. Cue the awesomeness.   Go to Socks Incorporated to learn more about their interactive game/theater/sockmania. And if you’re aghast at  why sock puppets … Continue reading

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Kitty Wear – Augmented Ears

TweetThe product is called nicomimi and its made by Neurowear, but it’s probably better named Kitty Wear or something of the sort.  Nicomimi are the post-millennium version of the mood ring and just cool enough to cross-over from the furry crowd. … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Computer Vision

Tweet The Dangers of Computer Vision. (I thought about calling this article “The Passive and Insidious Collection of Data with Cameras” or “Should We Fear Facial Recognition?” but I think the current title gets the point across.) Computer algrorithms have reached the … Continue reading

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Two AR Links, A Review and a Bonus Video

TweetLife is random and full of amusement. Had a busy, productive week for the current novel project about Alexandria.  Added a few posts to Games Alfresco–one about a new AR RPG called Traveller and another about an interactive billboard.  Also, … Continue reading

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In Bacon Related News

TweetWhat worries me about this product is that the marketing department feels it’s necessary to qualify that it’s “Real” bacon.  Does this mean there are bacon impostors out there right now, devaluing the “Candy of Meats” with shoddy substitutes?  I shudder. Marketing, you … Continue reading

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Etch-A-Sketch Window – Please DO Touch the Glass

TweetKinect brings the Etch-A-Sketch to any available window surface.  Nothing like playful window glass to make you feel like a kid again (even if your first instinct is to write a dirty word.) Read more at the Nordstrom blog.

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