Then, Kevin tried to cook a pig underground, and I tried out cross-processing, whatever the hell that means.
I went to New York as well. Took a lovely dusk walk in a snowy Central Park with Ben. Saw this.
In Austin for South by Southwest, I pulled the cab off the road to stop at R.J.'s BBQ with Gayla, Davin and a host of other friendly peeps. Boy, do I like barbecue.
Took this picture of a bridge.
Went on a great photowander with 3 amazing women. Not just good photographers, but strong and kind as well. (Deborah, Erin and Heather.)
Got to go to NASA.
Made a video.
Ate this unbelievably glorious smoked meat sandwich in Montreal. (I wasn't even that drunk.)
Took photos of some blossoms in Golden Gate Park.
Finally made my sister Catherine learn Skype.
Ended up in the Rockies. (Canadian.)
Met beautiful Venice for the first time. Stayed in a wee apartamento with Fiona. Ohh, terrazzo.
Visited several museums, etc in London.
God, Venice is beautiful. And it takes some time to develop rolls of film.
Met my nephew Alex in Dresden.
Got to visit the brand new California Academy of Sciences about a week before it opened.
Saw my friends Alisha and Paul be married by Stewart in Kaua'i. Was sorely tempted to work in a coffee shop there for a few months. Learn surfing.
Went camping for a weekend on Mt. Diablo with Michele, Gem, and Christi. I took hot dogs, the King of camping foods (but not normal at-home barbecues, people.)
After a quick trip from Pittsburgh to Montreal by car (for Design Engaged), got to spend two days at the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y.. What's the protocol here... with a state abbreviated like that? Do I need a second full stop, as you see above?
Had a gobsmackingly wonderful time visiting the archive of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, as a guest curator. I was privileged to make a selection for The Commons on Flickr, which should be going live soon. A highlight of the year - no doubt about that.
Also stopped again in London to visit with more museums. Such good fun.
Then, Amsterdam/Rotterdam/Den Haag. Lots of trains. Good. There was a troupe of artistes riding a weird circular bike around Amsterdam, where I bumped into Julian thanks to real-life serendipity.
Then, the mega-tour. Auckland. Sydney. Taipei. (Bugger. Shit. Poo. Wee.) Sydney. Get a rental car and drive to Adelaide. What a lovely time.
And now, I'm back in San Francisco, and finally painting over the ridiculous paint job the previous tenant indulged in.
The proverbial lick in thoroughly slapdash fashion.
I'm an Australian designer who specialises in digital and cultural work. Most of my career thus far has been on the web, but I'm excited that it's starting to creep out into the real world.
I am the founder of Museum in a Box, making interactive museum objects with simple, fun tech, for wide-as-possible distribution, and I own a company called Good, Form & Spectacle, making design in service to cultural heritage for clients like The British Museum, MoMA, and the Wellcome Trust.
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