i have no idea why i made this…
coordinate transforms will always be a trial and error affair i'm afraid
13 months and 11k lines of code later, i’ve finished up the choose your own adventure project. all told i ended up cataloging a dozen books from the early-to-mid 80s, looking for patterns in their construction and in the paths made by different readers through them.
these short, simple books had a surprisingly complicated structure with their interlocking pages & choices. as a kid the idea of writing one and keeping all those pages straight boggled my mind. what was lost on me at the time was that even a list of hundreds of page numbers can be comprehensible if it’s redrawn as a diagram. these days i feel like i approach everything that way.
so here is my look back at an obsession from my past, using graphical obsessions of the present to guide the way.
M.F.A. | Graphic Design
Ph.D. | Computational Neuroscience
B.S. | Cognitive Science (Self-developed Major)
Office of Unspecified Services | Brooklyn, N.Y.
Pentagram | New York City
Graphic & computational design on Lisa Strausfeld's team
Fink Project | Open Source Software for OS X
Maintainer of 54 applications including Emacs, GPG, and Frotz
Revolutions Workshop | Washington D.C.
Graphic design and front-end development.
Canvas, SVG, Quartz, NodeBox, D3, Three.js, Processing, MATLAB
Nginx, Apache, CouchDB, Tornado, Handlebars
HTML/CSS, LaTeX, Postscript
Illustrator, Flash, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects, Max/MSP
Mac OS X, Linux, BSD
Samizdat Drafting Co.
129 Noble St., Top floor
Brooklyn, NY 11222