i choose deaf

A few months ago, a question was posed to someone on my Twitter timeline: which would you choose?—to be blind or deaf. Allowing myself to step into existentialist and hypothetical clothing and footwear, the latter pairing of which i’d rather not do normally, i decided that if i was given the proverbial poison choice, it’d… Read more of: i choose deaf

French film, joyeux bordel

I love the French language—it’s hella sexy—so although this project was already fully-funded with over a week remaining by the time i found it, i had to still pledge something. A young French woman sits by her window smoking a cigarette and ponders her favorite shape: “The triangle is a lover.” “Joyeux Bordel” follows three… Read more of: French film, joyeux bordel

i will become a filmaster

Besides ESPN, Twitter and Facebook, i read the NY Times Technology section several times a day because there’s always some new service or interesting happenings that will influence my digital life. One such thing is finding out about Filmaster. Started in 2008, Filmaster is a burgeoning community of filmmakers and reviewers (and fellow tyros like… Read more of: i will become a filmaster

creatives + non-profits, solve your funding problem: Kickstarter kicks ass; IndieGogo does, too

[Update at the bottom: 1/24/2011] Many of us have wonderful, creative ideas. We believe they will be the biggest thing since Facebook or Mooz-lum The Movie. But, before we can deliver it to the world, we need funding. That’s where Kickstarter comes in. It revolves around crowdfunding. Basically, you post a description and video of… Read more of: creatives + non-profits, solve your funding problem: Kickstarter kicks ass; IndieGogo does, too

entrepreneurs … must read this book: Rework

Counter-intuitivism has never been this appealing or enlightening. Urging someone to listen to uncommon advice and tips would normally be considered crazy talk, but in Rework, the approach and delivered goods are well worth the look on the naysayers’ faces when you’re successful from heeding said advice. Jason Fried, co-founder of 37Signals, the company that… Read more of: entrepreneurs … must read this book: Rework

why i blog

I’ve found it interesting when people are surprised that i blog. A few folks only know that i’m a designer and/or a computer technician. They aren’t aware that i’ve been writing for years, published while in high school, and am finishing up my Creative Writing BA. This is actually the second iteration of Mental Ephemera.… Read more of: why i blog