and I am a writer, designer and programmer (in the order that I learned the skill). My primary goal in life is to enjoy it and seek out novelty. To that end, I also want to be sure that I leave behind some artifacts of novelty for others to find and enjoy.
I write both fiction and non-fiction. Most of my fiction is available at Troped, which is an ongoing writing project following four generations four families of characters through several decades. I have an B.A. in economics and an M.S. in psychology, and my non-fiction blog, Banapana, is primarily concerned with the effects of media on our cognitive abilities and also our economy.
While a graduate student at the University of Louisville, I co-authored a few academic papers. "Abstract Knowledge Guides Search and Prediction in Novel Situations" was published in the 2010 Cognitive Science Proceedings. The entire paper can be downloaded here. For a more graphic (and brief) version view the poster presentation.
I've drawn since I was a kid and worked on building web pages since their was a web. I'm not kidding, I was introduced to the web in 1997, thanks to my Dad, and was thoroughly unimpressed. Then I found out I could produce my own web pages while in college, and everything changed.
For an example of how I tackle creating a new identity for a client you can look at samples from one of my creative briefs along with descriptions of my process.
My particular specialties (right now) are HTML5, CSS3, Jquery and Processing. I used to develop for Flash, but that got boring because the Flash IDE crashed all the time; not to mention that it's closed source. Open source is good.
Tweetfloat is an experiment in dynamically loading live twitter content through the Twitter API and ajax calls into Jquery elements that are then animated.