Wrapping up the photoshoot

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Jim directs Joe to look casual at his phone. Renita and Diane make use of the conference room to the left of the couch here. And the whole studio is starting to feel real. (Yes, we moved a bunch of stuff from my place to fill in the gaps, but now we have a plan of action to finish some rooms.)

During lunch, Jim takes his first stock photo of me laughing with a salad. I have yet to sign a release form, but I will do so gladly.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Jim and other bits of IKEA

A trip to IKEA usually means lots of phone snapshots of product tags. (I know there’s an app.) Jim tried to sell me on the concept of this big lamp and I resisted every moment until we returned it a few days later.

Misaki Kawai rug for IKEA

Rugs as art (this one is by Misaki Kawai)

Ohio, Pride and American flags outside of IKEA store

There’s been some extra hubbub about pride this year and fuddy-duddy’s yelling about the rainbow and the country falling into a homocracy. Me? I love seeing rainbows and I celebrate Christmas.


As soon as Jim got in we started jabbering about this and that and eventually? Conversation turned to these float tank things where you seal yourself off from the world in body temperature water loaded up with 850 pounds of Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts).

A ramble about the experience of floating

Still life with lemon

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Jim came back into town to do a photoshoot at the Depot. We need some pics to put on the website now that it’s starting to come together. Here we are testing out some LED lights on a lemon.

A living wall, and more VR

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

This living wall in Corryville is quite nicely done

We’ve been in this sweet spot of weather where all I want to do is have folks over and grill out. This evening my nephews and great niece came over for burgers.

There was also a chunk of time to try out the VR. I’m coercing everyone to try it because it does feel like some entirely new era of interaction. These shifts are always fascinating.

I want to stay optimistic about this, but I see the pitfalls, the visions of WALL-E and Ready Player One. Being “all in all the time” is inevitable, but it’s also just a different pane of glass. It’s already happening now. Sure, maybe this version will delight more senses and even begin to get kinesthetic, but… we’re already seeing the problems when real-life takes a backseat.

For now? I shall relish in the delight.

The emotional feeling of looking around a meaningful place on the map by turning your head and being immersed in the still frame (Wander). While looking at the exact same data on a smaller screen just doesn’t have anywhere near the impact. The difference is pronounced.

Plus also? Beat Saber.

Floofer in bag

Monday, June 10, 2019

Gizmo largely disinterested.

Y’all Means All

Sunday, June 9, 2019

NKY Pride, 2019

Brunch at Branch

Branch. Beignets.


Incredibly delicious steak and eggs.