The Meritocracy

Meritocracy (n): Government or the holding of power by people selected on the basis of their ability. Actions speak louder than words. This may be a general rule of thumb but in an organization founded on open source development, having a culture where actions carry the most weight is crucial to implementing a project. Building makes progress. Mozilla [...]

7 Lessons from Mozilla – John Lilly, WordCamp 2009

Watch video here: What follows are the notes I took during John Lilly's talk. I left them unedited and for now will let them be, without drawing conclusions. 7 insights, 9 problems Mozilla Mission: "internet to be better and people to patriciate" "take an interest, act, and make the world the way they want" Not [...]

today.cca – CCA Introduction to Interaction Design Final (Spring12)

Working with Elliott Cost, we set out to create a better interdisciplinary community at California College of the Arts (CCA). Through our research we found that interdisciplinary communities thrive when people can come together. At CCA this can be a challenge – there are two campuses and students are very busy. The calendar stood out as [...]

Mix and Stir Studio Unhackathon #1, Mass Communication Challenge: TrackSF

This was build over the course of about a day during Unhackathon #1 by Mix and Stir Studio, hosted at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. My team took on the Mass Communication Challenge and we won! The focus of the challenge was disseminating transit information to citizens. TrackSF is a surface-level public communication system that leverages current technology to [...]

Computers, Angry Art Students, Hands, and a Manifesto for the Future

What happens when you sit down in front of a computer? Do you get tense? Do you feel frustrated? Does it feel confining? Do you find it the most liberating and fun thing there is? Are you equally as fascinated as you are perplexed? We have expectations of everything in our life. We use a [...]

Concept: Story Cube (Rapid Prototype)

A story cube is a portable interactive story, in cube form. This story cube, "Blue Panda Travels the World," allows you to take blue panda along his journey around the world. Created by Sean Bolton and Jeni Tu [link to Jeni Tu's website], this rapid prototype was built, from concept to completion, in roughly an hour.