Experience The Future of Entertainment Today!

There is some history behind the fact we call movies “motion pictures“.  When technology progressed to the point that movies were possible, we attempted to simply transpose still photography artistic skills onto the new medium. After all, photography had an approximately 70 year period to perfect the skills and practices, so what worked for still photography…

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Becoming a Better Engineer

“To improve the quality of life for someone is a very powerful feeling.” Johns Hopkins Magazine Summer 2015 Building technology is relatively simple these days thanks to advances in computer aided design tool and cheap manufacturing techniques. But building great technology that changes peoples lives for the better is as elusive as effort. Reason being,…

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Soundbite Philosophy

If one had to condense a philosophy on leading a good life into a series of soundbites, these would be my choice: All lives matter. Your choices do too. The Golden rule is the only rule. Measure success in what you give and not what you get. Live simply so that others may simply live. Live…

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Less Data, More Creativity

Check this site out. A lot of blue collar jobs have been lost to robots, especially in factories and manufacturing.  More jobs are at risk as robots begin to become more mobile and intelligent. But we rarely talk about the huge risk for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to take over the vast majority of white collar…

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Why Crap Is Good

Crap is good. Well, sorta.  Mostly. Hear me out. I am huge supporter of free market capitalism. It works mostly. To paraphrase Dwight Eisenhower, it is the “worst” form of economics, except for all the rest.  Unfortunately, many larger corporations and mature industries that have formed oligopolies like to cherry pick the aspects of capitalism that work…

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Why I Believe: Potential over Fear

There is any interesting dichotomy at play in the technology world.  As someone is who is cold-stone engineer by day, but a struggling product design artist by night, I am keenly aware that people both embrace (at the notion of) innovation yet fear change.  We like to dream of a better tomorrow, rather than live it….

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Why Science Matters In Politics

Vaccines.  Evolution.  Global climate change. The World is round.  Things that should not be in question in the 21st century, A certain U.S. governor and 2016 presidential hopeful responded to whether or not he accepted biological evolution as scientific fact.  To which he promptly responded “I’m going to punt on that one, as well, that’s a…

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BlackBerry’s CEO Is A Moron

So news hit today about a frightening comment from the CEO of some Canadian company, I think it was called BlackBerry but I could be wrong.  Haven’t heard much about them in the last decade.  Basically, he wants to co-opt the Net Neutrality movement to prop up his dying company.  In short, in his mind it’s…

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Comparing Form/Function to Program/Algorithm

In product design, striking a balance between form and function is constant struggle.   I ascribe to the philosophy that when faced with a design decision, it is better to given precedence to function over the form.  I say that not just because it’s better for something to work well vice looking good, but rather…

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Sometimes Innovation Comes Down To Timing

There is great anticipation that the forthcoming Apple Pay will finally herald the death of magnetic stripe credit cards in favor of a more secure smartphone based technology.  But before we praise Apple for singular genius, let’s realize there are a few fundamental truth about technology and it’s adoption by the masses.  A lesson that…

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