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Release the Stars

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The more I survive through life’s travails, the more I accept that the key to understanding women–straight and culturally appreciative women about my age–requires the careful and complete understanding of the movie Dirty Dancing, J. Jill mail-order catalogs, and the music of Rufus Wainwright. Nevermind that this triad of cryptic combinations also happens to unlock […]


culture, design, usability, user experience

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Jean Baudrillard and the Forward March of Customer Experience Design

Last week, Jean Baudrillard, the French thinker who will most certainly be remembered in the states as having provided a convenient prop for Neo to hide his illegal software in the Matrix series died of cancer. Throughout his academic career, he consistently maintained that the best representation of his thesis on Simulacra and Simulation was […]


Recent Art, Figure Series 3

Winter has been particularly harsh to my studio time, but these have been keeping me warm, so to speak.


Rocky Balboa

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I’ve written before about my pathological inability to turn away from any channel playing Rocky movies on TV. I’m not sure if it’s the connection to Philadelphia, a city geographically close enough to call home, or some complex set of neural pathways that somehow carved its way though my brain chemistry at an impressionable age. […]


art, culture, journal

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Recent Art, Figure Series 2

This finishes out the first figure drawing studio I’ve taken in a long, long time. Too long, actually. More to follow soon.


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