Writing and Editing

The Quantum List Project: No more tears

I once made my science teacher cry. As a teen, I devoured chemistry and (especially) physics like a fiend – I had no doubt then that I would one day be a scientist. A double PhD in astrophysics and mathematics, …

Read more ...

Leave a comment

The Rorschach Latte Art Project: Blotte diem

I’m stirring in my own interpretations of this week’s blottes to get the ball rolling. Don’t let my reading colour your own, though: Every human-blotte interaction is unique. Blotte 1 I got this cup at The Gabardine, a Toronto bistro …

Read more ...

14 Comments

The Virtual World Postcard Project: The trouble with text chat

To illustrate the limitations of text-based chat among more than two people, I offer a transcript from a bar in Second Life, where about a dozen denizens had congregated: [08:03] Brandon Laurent: Hi Emmie [08:03] Emmie Fairymeadow: hey Ro [08:03] …

Read more ...

Leave a comment

The Flatte Project: Fame comes calling

Major triumph for “flatte” this week. Three major triumphs, in fact. Victory #1: Flatte made its first major media splash this week on the podcast How To Do Everything. Hosts Mike Danforth and Ian Chillag (who are also the producers …

Read more ...

1 Comment

The Latte Rorschach Art Project: Coffee with a friend

This week’s images come courtesy of my longtime friend and colleague Maeve Haldane. (And yes, this is the Maeve for whom the Scrabble term “The Maeve” is named.) Maeve suggested that rather than “latte blots” I call these images “blottes.” …

Read more ...

19 Comments

We Knew Jack

I made this small tribute to Jack Layton, an inspiring Canadian politician who recently lost his battle with cancer. (Here is the Guardian’s obituary.) Jack inspired many people who were otherwise cynical about politics. At Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square where …

Read more ...

Leave a comment