Alex Mackin Dolan – Sun Cycle Limit

So for the Contemporary Criticism class in my MFA program at PNCA, I had to write a review of a show from the TBA13 festival. I couldn’t go to a lot of the late-night shows, some of which I’m really bummed to have missed. For my review I chose a piece that was on open ...

Brutally Awesome Article

Jerry Saltz on Art’s Insidious New Cliché: Neo-Mannerism I appreciate how he takes not only the artist, but the educator and curator to task.

Poetry and Maps

Poetry and Maps
Collaborative show with Portland poet and all-around awesomeness Coleman Stevenson. The project was to explore the relationship between poetry and cartography, and how they can relate — how poems can be mapped, and maps can be poemed. There were several pieces, but these two were my favorites.  

Excellent Article on Fantasy Cartography

Here Be Cartographers: Reading the Fantasy Map Really, you don’t get web articles better than this.

Band Idea #32

Per Annum Cover band. Each show is a set of songs from one decade. The audience doesn’t know what decade each show will be.

Voice Acting

In my work with both game development and contract animation, I often find myself in a position where I have to argue for paying for voice acting. For some reason, clients seem to feel that voice acting is something anyone can do (“can’t you just do it?”), or that it’s an easy skill (and therefore ...

Arcane Collegium

Arcane Collegium
And another map for Kobold Enterprises!

Siwal

Siwal
Another old map for Kobold Enterprises. From around 2011.  

Buried Treasure

I recently found a stack of 3 x 2.5″ cards — the prototype for a pirate-themed children’s card game I was developing several years ago, back when I was in a pirate-themed children’s band. It was a lot of fun to remember what I was going for with the game, and I think it has ...

The Commons

The Commons
During my Game Design and Play class, I’ll often set an in-class assignment to design a game. These assignments come with restrictions, which I use to try to get my students to think about rules and elements in a different way. I also take up the challenge, and sometimes I get something I really like. ...