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My name is Greg and I’m a design researcher working at the intersection of Charles St and Mount Royal Ave. My focus is on participatory design and developing tools and techniques to facilitate inclusion in the design process.

I canceled my overleaf subscription. It was that or Paramount+

I got into DALL-E! Look out nerds because here comes He-Man driving a School bus as an oil painting in the style of Matisse.

There were so many other things but the last two things were vehicles of the future including a flying taxi and hyper loop.

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This a a strange juxtaposition of two things: a tree in which a deceased person’s remains are placed and bricks grown with mycelium cells.

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This is a washing machine that puts and gets its water from a wetland. I liked the plaque on it that said No billionaires/no space colonies (although the idea of space colonies energizes me)

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The future for me will always be geodesic domes. Here is a piece from the first one constructed in North America.

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I went to the Smithsonian today and somehow ended up in a great exhibit called “Futures” in the good old Arts and Industries building. It was a such an optimistic and yet grounded look at the possibilities of technology. Here are some of my favorite things:

The vast majority of Apple HW at my house is about to be unsupported by the new OS’s.

I’m worried my Apple IIc will run more software than my iMac.

BTW @evanmpeck , I thought of you while constructing this and your quest to open people’s eyes to non-R1

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And I *didn’t* post this on the bird site and I did hit exactly 500 chars.

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I have a new job at the University of Baltimore.I’m the Parsons Professor of Digital Innovation and director of the Center for Digital Communication, Commerce, and Culture.

My ultimate goal is to fund two-year post docs for PhDs from under-represented groups who are interested in exploring non-R1 schools but do research around city issues (not necessarily HCI).This would give them an exit plan if they hated it or experience to pursue it (or we hire them).

Any ideas or connections on funding?

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The “Official Preppy Handbook” is weirdly expensive pre-owned. I’d love a copy but $70 is a bit too high. The same with Computer Lib by Ted Nelson… that’s a much cooler book though.

Do you remember when Lockheed Martin, Siemens, and Motorola were in the VR space…or should I say a pre-consumer VR space?

From my scrapbook probably around 1995 (I didn’t write dates)

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I saw Burger King’s app today and was floored by the #graphicdesign . It feels not only vintage but authentic. I really like that style and it takes me back to being a kid in the early 80’s.

One of my favorite things as an member is the access to the O’Reilly library. Unfortunately, it’s going away. Did you know?

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Today I microwaved sausage and my life is changed.

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