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Comix Comix Comix

Comics. Sequential art. Comix. Graphic novels. A medium that is over 100 years old. We celebrate an art that has grown with the times. One can find comics written on any subject, written for any demographic and culture, in a multitude of visual and narrative styles, design aesthetics, and methods of execution. Comix Comix Comix is […]

Geolocation, Location, Location: Interview With Grindr CEO Joel Simkhai

In three short years, social apps for smart phones have fundamentally changed how gay men meet and interact. Joel Simkhai, founder and CEO of Grindr—the app that provides users with the opportunity to see a plethora of profiles of other men who are nearby using a smart phone’s GPS technology—has seen this first-hand. Always an […]

Interest In Pinterest

For about 30 years, for research purposes and just for the joy of it, I have collected and saved thousands of printed photos, illustrations, news clippings, and design items. This analogue albatross is now stored in several filing cabinets, each weighing over 100 lbs. Canada switched to the metric system in 1973, yet I still […]

Facebook Changes

When Facebook began to implement chnages—without warning—to its service in a piecemeal way, at first I thought they were fine-tuning their news feed content sharing mechanism into oblivion. At first, users agreed, voting against the changes by a two-to-one margin. Part of the uproar occurred because the changes began with no announcement. Media outlets did […]

The Web Is Alive With The Sound Of Google

For the past four years, Facebook and Twitter have dominated my personal home entertainment time, when not reading a good book or comic, or watching a movie of course. This was time I used to allot to television, until broadcasters found new efficiencies with their production budgets by creating an endless sea of inexpensive, “reality-based” […]

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