MENU

Galaxy Express

January 25, 2015

If you’re still waiting for a 2015 celebrations post, here’s a freebie of my current iPhone 6 wallpapers (original artists credited on the Flickr page).

iPhone Wallpaper

iPhone Wallpaper

The Forbidden City

January 22, 2015

Exploring the treasures and historical artefacts of the Forbidden City exhibit and the Chinese Contemporary Art (Unscrolled) installation at the Vancouver Art Gallery a few weeks ago.

The Forbidden City x VAG (2015)
(more…)

Protected: January is National Stalking Awareness Month

January 12, 2015

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:

Charity Water Birthdaytime

November 17, 2014

charitywater_vertical_white

Earlier in September of this year, I decided to celebrate my birthday with a mini fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Charity: Water. Clean drinking water is one of the primary sources of life that I believe everyone should have access to, no matter what.

What initially drew my attentions was that the organization has a unique transparent business model from other nonprofits (looking you at, ALS Foundation’s Ice Bucket Challenge 27% of donations going to research): Charity Water’s dedication of 100% of their donations would go directly to the field to fund water projects, and, according to their mission statement, “we’d find another way to cover our operating expenses. And we’d even reimburse credit card fees when donations were made online.

(more…)

Web Literacy and 3D Printers

November 10, 2014

3D Printing - Current Project

I’ve been working lately on a Web Literacy Teaching Kit that focuses on the basics of creating with and building for 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing).

If you’re interesting in co-authoring for one of the Teaching Activities on the Thimble page, or want to learn how-to 3D print, you can contact me in the Webmaker Discourses. (more…)

The Hedgehog and the Fox

November 9, 2014

Autumn in Vancouver

I disagree with the desire of simplifying our understanding of the motivation with labels and definitions. Preferably, an alternative option of mine is to develop a quick character sketch or rough draft outline of the said-individual. For those who I have met in brief conversations, you may have a better notion now as to why I am always asking curiously odd questions.

It may also be a possible creative writing secret skill left over from college salad days.

The Hedgehog and the Fox is an example of this reference to definitions and labels. Written by Isaiah Berlin in a 1953 essay of the same title, the bulk of the material focuses on Tolstoy’s View of History, while dividing well-known historical thinkers and writers (Plato, Lucretius, Dante versus Shakespeare, Montaigne, and Molière, to name a few) into two categories: creative minds and rational minds.

This premise is based on a quotation from Archilochus, “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” Fellow Mozilla Foundation’s David Ascher goes more into depth in his blog post, where I originally found the essay’s title.

(more…)

Deer Starry Constellation

November 2, 2014

iPhone 6 Picked up an unlocked iPhone 6 from Richard, who preferred the Tab size. The cover is from Case Mate, the Clear/Pool Blue edition of the Tough Air series and the pastel rose zipper pouch from H&M.

The 21st Century Condition

October 28, 2014

Had an amazing experience at the Douglas Coupeland exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery earlier this year.

Douglas Coupland x Vancouver Art Gallery

Douglas Coupland x Vancouver Art Gallery

Douglas Coupland x Vancouver Art Gallery

(more…)

John Maeda

October 26, 2014

Anna Wu's Convocation 2014

Had an amazing opportunity to meet John Maeda earlier this year in June, you can listen to his inspirational convocation speech for the Simon Fraser University’s Class of 2014 Faculty of Arts and Communication (aka SIAT). Thank you to Anna for the invite!

(more…)