A hand-crafted blog of international arts, culture, and travel, founded in California in 2011.
I'm writing an e-book about psychedelic culture and tourism in the Peruvian Amazon.
I helped create the mobile site for Colorlines.com, a prominent social justice news site.
I recently re-branded and designed a responsive website for the Tech Underground.
The digital world needs more people in love with the creative process for its own sake: the hackers, hobbyists and tinkerers.
Tools matter, and these are my top three for web development.
The disruption of the Internet is not being evenly distributed or experienced across the board. Something has to give.
This is the simplest useful program I could come up with, and I use it almost every day. It’s also a good example of how useful a tiny shell script can be.
Last year I worked with the public-interest news startup the San Francisco Public Press to re-brand the project and create a new visual identity for the paper.
While I’m always craving immersion in the third kind of reading, if I don’t get enough of type two, I find myself distracted by my own lack of knowledge about so many things which I know so little about.
If all you’ve known is the enormity of a country day, have never known the tightness of constricted, scarce space, have never spent years without walking a dirt road or seeing a naked hillside at dawn, you can’t appreciate what you have.
I have a different reaction these days when I get a submission rejected from somewhere I have sent it: it still doesn’t feel good, but I take it less seriously than I used to.
My daughter, Manzanita Rei Allen, was born May 10th, 2012 in San Francisco. Instead of a coherent essay, for now, here’s some pictures, a video, and a couple sketches.
An animation made on my iPhone with the “Animation Creator” app.