@andresmh Are you new-ish to the east coast? In Baltimore City, I have deer (some really big), fox, and coyotes among the rest of the usual raccoons and such.

Black bears get into houses in Maryland all the time just outside the city. We've moved into their territory and they need some picnic baskets, er, foragible food. I don't think they're much bigger than a big dog.

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:

@andresmh an octopus for no specific reason.

But probably the capybara

@noleli I have a strange amount of 2015 machines. The interesting thing is I think my family can all get iPads with keyboards to replace their machines.

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.

@evanmpeck do you apply with “I want a post doc here” or “I want Jane Smith here for her post doc”?

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?

@jbigham @andresmh “Siri, set a reminder for May 30th, 2037 - Find Jeff Bigham and gloat”

“Your reminder is set”

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