Category: Journal

  • Are We Using AI or is AI Using us?

    Are We Using AI or is AI Using us?

    In January I was thinking a lot about my phone and social media addiction. I wondered how I could curtail these things without giving them up entirely. Then somehow these videos about the attention economy appeared in my timeline. I’ve watched all of them, and I’ve been thinking about the content of them continuously. To […]

  • Notes from an Art Class in 1998

    Notes from an Art Class in 1998

    The following are some short notes I took at a painting class on September 30, 1998. The place was the Maryland College of Art (MICA), and this was a night class that was part of the continuing education program. We would bring our paintings in and group critique them, and the rest of the time […]

  • The Cycle of Frustration

    The Cycle of Frustration

    Ever since I became a mom, there has been a cycle of frustration in my life and it looks like this: Get inspired to work on art and photography. Get frustrated over lack of free time and lack of skill. Give up for awhile. Get interested in improving my technical skills – WordPress, learning how […]

  • The Last Days of the Tiny ISP

    The Last Days of the Tiny ISP

    In 1996 I got hired by a small, fledgling ISP. My boss was a 20 year old former pizza delivery guy. I was taking graphic design courses at the community college and he was looking for a graphic designer that was willing to learn HTML, so they could offer web design.

  • Impermanence of Art

    Impermanence of Art

    Do Ho Suh, speaking of his piece, Net-work, in the WSJ magazine article.: “The piece was shown during typhoon season, and though the organizers insisted on securing it, Suh would have been content to see it wash away with the tide. ‘I thought it would be a beautiful thing to happen to the piece—nature comes […]

  • Ode to a Tastykake

    Ode to a Tastykake

    Everyone has a childhood food they crave. Lately for me it’s been all about the Tastykake; or more specifically, the Tasty-Klair pie. I’ve had a hankering for one that will not leave me alone. It’s the kind of desire that will not go away until it’s actually been fulfilled. For some reason I’ve been resisting. […]