“Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream” ― Jack Kerouac


Kerouac on Talent vs Genius

When the question is therefore asked, “Are writers born or made?” one should first ask, “Do you mean writers of talent or writers of originality?” Because everybody can write but not everybody invents new forms of writing. Gertrude Stein invented new forms of writing and her imitators are just “talents.” The main thing to remember is that talent imitates genius,… Read more →


My First Professional Camera: The Olympus E-PL5

For the last year, I’ve been taking pictures with the HTC One X smartphone. The phone takes great photos and I’ve become a daily photographer now. However, as good as the HTC is for photos, it simply can’t compare to a professional camera. I decided I wanted to get serious about photography in 2014 and I needed a good camera… Read more →


Life After the Machinima Expo 6

I’ve been producing a virtual animation festival for the last 6 years. Actually, it’s a unique form of animation called “machinima” (machine + cinema). Originally, the form came out of the gamer/hacker community back in the late 90’s. Basically, by using the real-time-rendering you get from a game engine, you can bypass the incredibly long production time 3D animation has… Read more →