Category: General

Deconstruction as Instruction

I love learning why and how things are the way they are. Perhaps I can thank PBS for satisfying my childhood curiosity with countless instructional programs like Sesame Street, 3-2-1 Contact, This Old House, The Joy of Painting, and Julia Child, just to name a few. My favorite was Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. When it was “Picture …

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Choosing Your Own Career Journey

What do you want to do with your life?  Who hasn’t dreaded hearing this question? Finding the answer can take many forms: a buddinging talent during childhood, a sudden epiphany, a meandering life-long quest. Often, the choice is specific and fairly well-defined, some thing to aspire to: doctor, lawyer, teacher, painter, musician, football player, and so on. …

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Making Sense of the Information Implosion

Time to open Pandora’s Box! This post touches on some deep and controversial problems surrounding information today, most of which have been heightened by this year’s election. More work is needed to develop this thinking-in-progress further. In the past twenty years or so, we have seen an information explosion the effects of which are all too familiar these days. That so much …

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Mirror, M1rr0r

  Data visualization is no longer news. We’re well past talking about the “tsunami of data crashing upon our shores” and the staggering zettabytes and yottabytes of data we’re capable of generating. Everybody knows we’re visual creatures and that visualizations are like an express lane for information to get into our heads. We get it. There is no longer the need for …

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