Idea Machine!

My little boy teaches me to innovate within a limited set of materials and parameters by asking me to draw a unique napkin for his lunch each day.

The Teeter and Totter of Innovation

Every Christmas, while watching everyone tear into gifts of the world’s new hotness, I think about innovation: what it is, what it means, what makes it successful, and the key tenets of how innovations achieve wide adoption.

Redux: MacTech 2018

This time last week I was wrapping up MacTech Conference in Los Angeles. The three-day conference was satisfying on some unexpected levels this year. First, for the people, second for the learning, and third for the crazy schwack happening all around us. The shooting cast a shadow as it happened in the middle of the…

Grace Hopper on Letterman

Some heavy gratitude to John Feminella (@jxxf), Jeff Roberson (@jeffroberson), and @snipeyhead for sharing their inspiring conversation via twitter today that turned me onto this incredible clip.

Life, Nematodes, and Zero Effect

I agree with anyone who says Zero Effect is one of the greatest existential movies ever made, if only because of a single line…

Who Needs Empathy?

Doors that people occasionally open to help us understand them don’t ever stay open. They require the same level of nurturing + gentle-reign-holding each + every time we endeavor to make safe passage near + through them. In order to guide our human collective to better design decisions every day, many opportunities to deliver the best solutions are still missed for reasons out of our control, because of budgets, politics, bias, etc.

Powered by Touch

Last night, in a dream of all things, I was reminded of a very real encounter that changed my perception for so much the better.

Meta : Pup

I’ve had amazing pups but Meta is the Queen of them all.

Yes and thank you, iO!

I just wrapped up a few weeks of classes at the birthplace of improv: Chicago’s inimitable iO Theater down on Kingsbury.

BSidesChicago this Saturday

ery grateful to be a part of the F A N T A S T I C community volunteering, attending + presenting at BSidesChicago this weekend at the downtown Hilton.

All Because of Her

I made a tribute to Mom, for the Nespresso Talents International Film Festival. It’s the first of its kind, requiring all entries to be submitted in 9 x 16 format, or upright, the way we might view a video on our phones without turning them on their side for 16 x 9, or widescreen-style. Pretty…