Results for 2012

Yurts

November 13th, 2012 | From 2008-2010, I designed and built two yurts, primarily for use at Burning Man. The larger (12’) yurt formed the base of a 24-watt laser art installation at in 2012. Here are some photos of the yurts (mostly on Flickr): 8’ yurt 12’ yurt Laser yurt!


Fructose

October 24th, 2012 | Deadly Poison Dr. Robert Lustig, director of a pediatric obesity clinic, gave a lecture that went viral in 2009 called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.” He followed up with his 2013 book “Fat Chance.” Lustig’s arguments: Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Pro…


Caffeine

October 9th, 2012 | Tools transform energy or effort at some cost. Like, a pulley makes something easier to lift, but requires moving a lot of rope, and a refrigerator or air conditioner generates more heat than cold, but does a good job of keeping them separated. Tools with worse tradeoffs tend to be abandoned, as ine…


How to Improve

June 3rd, 2012 | Mastery is one of the three elements of motivation,1 according to author Dan Pink. We all want to be good at something and get better at it, from sports or video games to our professional craft. But most of us don’t think about whether there are good or bad ways to go about getting better. Act…