What a crazy Summer!

The summer started with the aforementioned car crash as I left Flipside. I was extremely lucky to be able to walk away from the accident and that my son was following me to give me a ride home afterwards. The wreck really threw me for a loop. I spent the next week house sitting for some friends of mine in [...]


This past weekend, I drove up to Vancouver for a super intense session of interviews with the local participatory arts community. I want to thank Delyse Ledgard for reaching out to me at the very beginning of this project. She gets the award for most proactive and furthest away when she contacted me. Delyse arranged a afternoon full on interviews [...]

Crazy Good Day

Today has been a crazy day. I woke up with a splitting headache and thoughts of a migraine only to drink my coffee and realize that I am addict. Well addicted to caffeine that is. Once my brain settled down, I hit the phone to discuss a Participate! Maker Faire booth and presentation. The phone call turned into an epic [...]

Austin, TX – Coming Home

Cruising down TX-71 blaring The Black Angels, I start to see the lights from Bergstrom International Airport and my heart begins to race.  This is the first time in six years that I feel like I am coming home for a visit.  Every other time I have come through Austin, I have done so with limited visibility to a large [...]

Houston, TX and the Film takes a turn

Shit, damn.  I am just two days away from arriving in Houston and I have no where to stay.  Some frantic emails, tweets and reaching out.  I contacted a friend from college, Juniper Jairala.  We ran in some of the same circles in college but were never close friends even though I had a super large crush on her.  In [...]

New Orleans and The Music Box

After spending the perfect New Years Eve in Atlanta, I held up while I attempted to work out scheduling between NOLA and Jackson, MS.  Based on scheduling and the realization that I would definitely be in Jackson, MS in April, I finally headed to New Orleans to discover what participation looks like in the Big Easy.  Because I had waited [...]

Atlanta New Years Eve

Untitled, a photo by XinaOcasio on Flickr.

Fear of a return

Well, as you may have noticed, it has been a while since I last made a blog post.  In that time, I have been knocked out sick twice, been to New Orleans and am currently about to finish my time in Houston, TX.  My body is in open revolt, my tummy still aches from the last round of sickness caused [...]

I fully intended to shoot footage of the New Years Eve celebration that I attended.  It was going to be a great event that would allow me to capture some amazing b-roll for the film.  A real example of creative community coming together.  People had flown in from all over the country to be a part of the event. After, [...]

Gingerbread Trailer Park

Great new video about the Gingerbread Trailer Park Design Competition.  One of the many events held in Atlanta by the Krewe of Grateful Gluttons.  I was able to talk with Chantelle Rytter, the captain of the Krewe.  This was one of the easiest interviews I have done to date.  I barely had to ask questions as she easily talked about [...]