Technical Ecstasy

Riding The Gravitational Wave

  Thirty thousand years ago on a beach in South Africa, a clan of cavemen and women, and their adorable cave babies and bratty cave tweens, lay on hairy backs, […]

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Honor The Pathogen

I’m a proud homo sapien, as you no doubt are, and though I’ve only been around for a few measly decades, I have little shame in claiming the title of […]

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Soon To Be Mooned

A few aggregated facts about our impact on the planet earth that should have jolted us from our business-as-usual mindsets but hasn’t: At this moment, there are roughly 1 billion people […]

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A Ray of Hope

What if you never had to pay another utility bill for the rest of your life? What if, instead of dishing-out for oil, gas, or electric every month, you got paid […]

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Your Molecules Or Your Life

Security through biology: like everything else that’s ostensibly science-fiction, it was real before it was make-believe. For the last five years, enforcement agencies across this slowly decaying, still great nation, have […]

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Missive From Morocco #5 - critical crew

Making television is a high pressure gig.  If you’re in a crucial position, one mistake will have you packing your bags– fired and replaced– before the footage gets downloaded from the camera. The […]

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Missive From Morocco #4 - movie magic

Movie magic… it’s what keeps us seated in front of luminous screens, large and small, for countless hours on end.  When you’re behind the scenes of a large scale production like SpikeTV’s Tut, […]

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Streaming Burnout

For those out there yet to hop on the Burnout Bandwagon, just a quick “alert” to let you know there’s almost no room left. Everyone’s knee deep in it, whether it’s socially […]

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Google Brain, On Sale Now

Flip on any screen that plays a moving image and you’ll see a fast spreading cultural meme in films, TV series and TED talks alike: human beings are integrating technology […]

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The World Is My Recliner

We’ve all seen Wall-E, right?  It’s starting to feel like if the film wasn’t animated it could be a documentary about the near future. The floating fatsos in their all encompassing […]

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Bother… It’s Easy!

It’s a hackneyed gripe, and the last thing I want is to sound embittered, but I swear to god, I’ll shoot up a CVS the next time I get an […]

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Five For A Buck

There used to be a bar I loved.  There have been many over the years.  Almost all of them were dives and there ain’t an ounce of irony in that […]

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The Agony/Ecstasy of a Solo Show

The most disheartening question you will ever hear from an actor friend is  “Will you come see my solo show?” We’ve all cringed in our seats, eyeing the cell phone […]

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Head In The Clouds

It is said that Anaximander, the legendary pre-Socratic thinker from Miletus in Ionia, student of Thales, and teacher of Pythagoras, was on the toilet dropping a deuce when he decided […]

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Shopping In The Matrix

Surely by now you’ve heard about the 16 year old girl who started receiving pregnancy related coupons in the mail care of Target?  The ads enticed with discounts on formula, […]

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The Giants Inside Us

In 1964 a British evolutionary biologist named W.D. Hamilton postulated a theory that came to be known as Hamilton’s Rule and it goes something like this: when we find ourselves […]

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Airport Insecurity

It takes all the self-restraint one can muster at the airport, when asked with a straight face at check-in “if you are carrying any hazardous materials or if anyone has […]

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Extremophiles: Noxious & Loving It

There was a highly compelling rumor orbiting the biosphere at the beginning of December that NASA had finally discovered verifiable alien life. It was not clear in aggregators like The […]

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Unfriendly Skies

The pleasure of doing anything on stage is who might be in the audience that night, and I don’t mean celebrities.  Exiting the theater last night, I was greeted by […]

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The Memory Chip

“How do you remember all those words?” It’s a question civilians often ask of actors.  And the basic answer, save snorting ginkgo biloba on a daily basis, is “brutal repetition”. […]

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Wanderlust

What’s most essential about cities like Manhattan, Paris and London are not their endlessly variegated tiers of high and low culture, their multitudes of peopledom, or their architectural majesty.  Those […]

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The Whole Wide World

It was far too many bits for any one brain to process.  It was the entire information age exploded inward, swirling like some three dimensional Rorschach lava lamp broken open […]

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My Creative Genius

People often ask me, “How do you do it?  How do you continually create such timelessly inspiring oeuvres of sesquapedalianism?”  I laugh, sometimes to myself, because in truth, there’s really no […]

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