Category Archives: Life

#ATXFreeArtFriday – Austin’s Free Art Movement

Musicians from Trent Reznor to Jonathan Coulton, even authors like Cory Doctorow benefit from giving away their creative work for free, turning altruistic sharing into media buzz. So why not visual artists too? Though the idea of sharing free art has been around for some time, the Free Art Friday movement is blossoming in Austin, […]

100 Year Starship: Last Thoughts & Recap (#100YSS)

The annual 100 Year Starship Symposium annual symposium is September 19-22, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Houston, Texas.

Donation Transparency (Laptop edition)

I recently traveled to Houston for the 100 Year Starship Symposium. See a recap of my posts and some final thoughts on this event soon. Around the time of my trip to Houston, I received $34.50 in donations (WePay took an addition $0.50). This money went to cover my travel expenses to Houston and back, […]

#NoALEC Chicago Visit Recap

I visited Chicago at the beginning of the month to cover protests against the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate shadow government which writes legislation — such as Stand Your Ground or the recent attack on women’s reproductive rights in Texas & elsewhere — then puppet legislators in various states introduce the new laws unchanged. […]