Tip of the Quill: A Journal

Category Archives: Interactive

On storytelling with smart homes and the Internet of Things.

I’ve been thinking a bit lately about storytelling with smart homes and the Internet of Things – what the MIT Media Lab‘s David Rose calls enchanted objects. My Lighthouse in the Woods experiment at the Annenberg Innovation Lab was a first step in this direction, using the Oculus Rift to experiment in storytelling using smart […]

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On Koblin and Echelman’s “Unnumbered Sparks”.

One of the most interesting new friends I’ve gotten to make during my time at USC so far has got to be Aaron Koblin, this year’s innovator-in-residence at the Annenberg Innovation Lab and the Creative Director of the Data Arts Team at Google. Aaron’s just unveiled his latest work, a collaboration with textile sculptor Janet […]

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Another small project goes live.

This morning one of my small side projects¬†was born onto the Internet: a quasi-experimental redesign of a voiceover client’s website. The new site, Bill Cochran’s http://www.cochranaudio.com/, stands in sharp contrast to the usual one-pagers I do for my voiceover clients in that, one, it has more than one page, and two, the MP3s are embedded […]

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Announcing LIT@MIT.

I’m not entirely sure if this is public knowledge yet, but we’re close enough to the actual launch that I think I can make the announcement here (so my small readership might get a sneak peek). This week we’ve finally pushed one of my major MIT projects live: the new (and greatly improved) website for […]

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Blue Compass.

Another small project went live today – Blue Compass Executive Recruiting is a new company by an old friend/client. There’s not much to the site yet – it’s only one page and is almost purely utilitarian in nature – but I liked the way the blue compass logo medallion came out. Like the site, it’s […]

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Touch-up job.

A big shout-out to my brother Talon, who just landed an excellent new agent in Chicago. To celebrate, we’ve polished up his website a little. Check it out over at talonbeeson.com – and if you happen to be looking for some smooth vocal talent for an ad campaign, animation, game or something similar, hey, here’s […]

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Yes, I built that.

In case anyone was wondering, yes, the newly-unveiled MIT CMS/C3 Futures of Entertainment site is one of mine. Not sure how the actual homepage title got hosed that way, but whatever. The design is a riff on the new look-and-feel for the C3 site which is set to launch on Halloween or thereabouts. The C3 […]

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Finishing season: the music of Jim Frazier.

Another little project just went live: my friend Jim Frazier is a kick-ass musician, and he needed a little music site to accompany the audio engineering site I built for him earlier. Small, subtle, and functional: Jim Frazier Music.

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And another two down…

Today saw two more voiceover sites go live: Eileen Kugman and Chad V. Holtkamp. The way things are going, I’m going to have produced over 50 websites in 2004. That, my friends, is a somewhat dubious distinction.

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