Living Life

Take a Message – Too Much Of A Good Thing

December 16, 2011

Loyalty to any one sports team is pretty hard to justify.  Because the players are always changing – or the team can move to another city, you’re actually rooting for the clothes when you get right down to it.  You know what I mean, you are standing and cheering and yelling for your clothes to […]

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Seeing Is (no longer) Believing

November 29, 2011

A photo used to be a surrogate for reality. But screwing around with photos and distributing them widely has become so prevalent, companies have sprung up to do photo forensics – they help differentiate between an undoctored image and a manipulation. And I am not talking about the doctoring that goes on inside your point and shoot or camera […]

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Shattered

November 18, 2011

Walking though the Loop. Ear-buds jammed in tight. Tunes cranked. My music shuffling through songs chosen to conjure up feelings and times from my past – like photos in an album, err.. I mean on my screen saver. Eyes in the present. Ears in the past. My mind somewhere in-between, integrating it all. Unlike LA, downtown Chicago is a great walking […]

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In The Gallery – or not

November 14, 2011

And then you get an artist says he doesn’t want to paint at all He takes an empty canvas and sticks it on the wall                                                             […]

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The Internet of Things

November 1, 2011

When the stream of media forming our consciousness is indistinguishable from the stream of consciousness forming our most enlightened media we will have arrived at a distinctly new place in human evolution.                                                 […]

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A Day of Ideas is a Beautiful Day

October 16, 2011

Sandwiched between Social Media Week Chicago and the Chicago Humanities Festival is a brand new meme-maker. Not simply a day of ideas – but an entire week devoted to sharing, inspiring and networking. This new spectacular undertaking – Chicago Ideas Week – comes complete with its own TEDx Festival. Hundreds of formal face-to-face talks – thousands of informal […]

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Happy Anniversary!

October 7, 2011

Viewser has been published for one year now. The celebration was a bit subdued on my anniversary day. I was hacked. I know this could, and does happen to everyone. Even to those in super secure installations. Today it was reported that the US military’s fleet of top secret drone aircraft has been compromised and […]

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Guns Don’t Kill People?

September 15, 2011

If my son plays games on a big screen these days – they are multiplayer, graphically realistic, highly submersive role-plays.  His favorite is COD – Call of Duty, a military shoot ‘em up mission oriented game.  I shudder to think at how many people he has off’ed via this game and how many times he […]

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Steve Jobs: Healthcare Revolutionary?

August 29, 2011

He killed the audio CD but resurrected the music industry. Forever changed the way we look at pictures and videos of your summer vacation or watch summer blockbusters. Turned your hand-held into a portal to the world wide web. Historians will long debate the role Steve Jobs and his company played shifting paradigms in all […]

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