Category Archives: Design

collaborate: create – A Forward Flux Production

In the center of the Fremont Abbey Arts Center Main Floor, a 9 x 12 foot cotton mat is laid out carefully midway through collaborate:create. A young man silently passes a young woman on the mat. This pantomime repeats for several … Continue reading

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On Mediating

“Mediating doesn’t fit in that sequence,” Gifford (Yoda) Booth shared. We were asked to take our essential internal creative process and reflect on it to make sure that it was complete. I’d just finished presenting my homework assignment on what … Continue reading

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End of my Amazon Fire Phone Experiment

What was I thinking? It’s the apps stupid!! I finally ended my experiment with the Amazon Fire Phone this week.  It took several months to get an iPhone 6+ with the high demand, but I traded in my Amazon Fire … Continue reading

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What does a good one look like?

Whenever we sit down to discuss an existing project or a new concept, my colleague, Scott Parris, pretty quickly asks “what does a good one look like?” Sometimes the question is in relationship to a startup we are working with, … Continue reading

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My Storyteller Knows Me

Several years ago my wife and I went to India to visit Brinda, an exchange student who lived with my wife for a year in high school. While we were in India, Brinda wanted us to visit her home region … Continue reading

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TouchCast – Evolution or Revolution?

Way too many moons ago, I came across Paul Ryan and his unique approach to videography. I spent an intense cerebral day with Paul in his apartment near Columbia University in New York City. We were exploring ways to generate … Continue reading

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Discovering Your Inner Entrepreneur

A few months ago, Patrick Whitney and Matt Mayfield invited me to teach an intercession course on Entrepreneuring at the Institute of Design (ID) at the Illinois Institute of Technology. I figured that by March 3, Chicago would be out … Continue reading

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