Category Archives: Tech

Ghost Words

What does palimpsest mean? 1 : writing material (such as a parchment or tablet) used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased. 2 : something having usually diverse layers or aspects apparent beneath the surface.   One … Continue reading

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Saving Traditional Techniques

I first became enamored with traditional Japanese printmaking many years ago when I saw a show at Amsterdam’s Rijksmusem on Van Gogh’s personal collection of prints. The collection is now housed at the Van Gogh Museum. There are many steps … Continue reading

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Climate Crisis

Finland’s Helsingin Sanomat newspaper has created a free and downloadable variable font that aims to make the urgency of climate change tangible by mirroring the declining amount of Arctic sea ice in its disappearing letterforms. While a regular typeface has … Continue reading

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Guess Where

City Guesser is a geography based browser game that strives to provide an exceptional travel and guessing experience by allowing participants to guess where in the world they are from short video clips. I spent way to much time at … Continue reading

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Under the Social Influence

By now you have probably noticed that I’m a sucker for a clever travel/tourism campaign. So it will be no surprise that I fell hard to this clever video from New Zealand urging travelers to stop repeating stereotypical photos they … Continue reading

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Streaming Magic

I’ve been to Iceland many times over the years, but I only managed to see the Aurora Borealis during my last visit. I was fortunate to catch the magical lights four nights in a row thanks to the owner of … Continue reading

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Calm Amid the Kelp

One of the highlights of my first trip to California many years ago was spending time around the Monterey Bay. There are almost limitless things to do in the area, but one of the most memorable attractions is the fabulous … Continue reading

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Talking Books

I have an on-again, off-again interest in podcasts. When I’m traveling, I tend to catch-up on the podcasts that I’ve been meaning to listen to for a while. Since I’ve been stuck at home, my podcast consumption has been limited. … Continue reading

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Escape via Slow Travel

During these troubled times, we all need an escape. Here’s¬†Escapista, a collection of slow video for our times.¬† The curated website was created by Brazilian software developer Cristiano Dalbem. Like many savvy slow travelers, he also embraced the concept of … Continue reading

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The Feast of Venus

Last year, the Belgian tourist bureau VisitFlanders commissioned the folks at SkullMapping to create a wonderful bit of projection mapping to entertain passengers while they waited for flights at Brussels National Airport. With some clever digital trickery, a cheeky little … Continue reading

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