• Parsing the Languages of the New Media

    Parsing the Languages of the New Media is an experimental, database-driven nonlinear essay intended as a critique of Lev Manovich’s book The Language of New Media. The contents of the critique are organized around multiple, overlapping means of navigating the text: it can be browsed by keyword, searched, or sorted according […]



  • Theory of Ruin and the Scholars of War

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  • Margaret of Antioch and the Secrets of Nature

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  • Piracy and the Captains of Industry

    This essay was originally prepared for bilingual publication in 2011, discussing some of the under-examined social dimensions related to digital piracy.   1. A Conflicted Metaphor Understood properly, the word “piracy” (when used in reference to the illicit distribution of commercial media recordings) is today used in a […]



  • History of a Mutant Strain

    As a vegetarian, I’ve recently been enjoying a delicious non-soy meat alternative I affectionately refer to as a “biowarfare burger.”  My interest in this industrial delicacy coincides with many of the concerns that compel me to maintain my vegetarian diet.  The more I learn about the industrial production […]



  • Marquette Interchange

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  • Planning and Design Institute Corporate Identity Package

    Between 2001 and 2005, I worked for the Planning and Design Institute, Inc. (PDI), a Milwaukee-based urban planning and architectural consulting firm.  My design work at PDI included a corporate identity design package including web page, logo, business cards, print marketing materials, letterhead, and standardized report covers.  In […]



  • Village of Glenview Comprehensive Land Use Plan

    While working as a graphic designer at PDI, once of my responsibilities involved copyediting and graphic design for the Village of Glenview’s Comprehensive Plan document.  Glenview is a community located in Illinois, just north of Chicago, and serviced both by Metra commuter rail and Amtrak. Village of Glenview […]



  • Andrew at Kenilworth

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  • Autumn Growth

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