Notebook of Sand

• Recent Publications
• Recent Projects
• Conferences & Speaking
"Comparing Spatial Hypertext Collections"
  ACM Hypertext '09
"Archiving and Sharing Your Tinderbox"
  Tinderbox Weekend London '09
"The Electronic Nature of Future Literatures"
  Literary Studies Now, Apr '09
"The World University Project"
  St. John's Col. Cambridge, Feb '09
"Ethical Explanations,"
  The New Knowledge Forge, Jun '08
Lecture, Cambridge University
  Tragedy in E-Lit, Nov '07
Hypertext '07: Tragedy in E-Lit
Host for Tinderbox Cambridge '07
Keynote: Dickinson State Uni Conf
Upper Midwest NCHC'07: Speaker
eNarrative 6: Creative Nonfiction
HT'05: "Philadelphia Fullerine"
  Nelson award winning paper
NCHC '05:
 Nurturing Independent Scholarship
Riddick Practicum:
  Building Meeting Good Will
NCHC '04:
  Philadelphia Fullerine
  Lecture on American Studies
WWW@10: Nonfiction on the Web
NCHC '03: Parliamentary Procedure
ELL '03 -- Gawain Superstar
• (a)Musing (ad)Dictions:

Ideas. Tools. Art. Build --not buy. What works, what doesn't. Enjoy new media and software aesthetics at Tekka.

Theodore Gray (The Magic Black Box)

Faith, Life, Art, Academics. Sermons from my family away from home: Eden Chapel!

My other home: The Cambridge Union Society (in 2007, I designed our [Fresher's Guide])

The Economist daily news analysis

Global Higher Ed blog

• Hypertext/Writing

Writing the Living Web

Chief Scientist of Eastgate Systems, hypertext expert Mark Bernstein. (Electronic) Literature, cooking, art, etc.

Fabulous game reviews at playthisthing.

• Stats

Chapter I: Born. Lived. Died.

There is a Chapter II.

Locale: Lancaster County Pa, USA

Lineage: Guatemala

Religion: My faith is the primary focus of my life, influencing each part of me. I have been forgiven, cleansed, and empowered by Jesus Christ. Without him, I am a very thoughtful, competent idiot. With him, I am all I need to be, all I could ever hope for. I oppose institutional religious stagnation, but getting together with others is a good idea. God is real. Jesus Christ is his Son, and the Bible is true. Faith is not human effort. It's human choice. I try to be the most listening, understanding, and generous person I can.

Interests: Anything I can learn. Training and experience in new media, computer science, anglophone literature, education, parliamentary debate, democratic procedure, sculpture, and trumpet performance. Next: applied & computational linguistics, probably.

Education: Private school K-3. Home educated 4-12. Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Elizabethtown College in Jan 2006. As the 2006 Davies-Jackson Scholar, I studied English at St. John's College, Cambridge University from 2006 - 2008.

Memberships: Eden Baptist, Cambridge Union Society, ACM, AIP, GPA.

Alum of the Elizabethtown College Honors Program, sponsored by the Hershey Company.

Milt and the Firing Furnace
Monday, 2 May 2005 :-:

See Milt.

See Milt Friedly.

The technique demonstrated is called Raku.

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See The Kiln.

Pit firing kiln.

With Raku firing, ceramics are covered in special glaze then superheated until glowing hot.

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See Milt pull ceramics from The Kiln.

Milt Friedly pulls pottery from kiln with tongs.
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Instant Replay.

Milt Friedly pulls pottery from kiln with tongs.

The glowing ceramics are then pulled from the kiln and dropped into barrels of un-ignited sawshavings. Upon contact with the glowing-hot ceramics, the shavings burst into flame.

See Oil Barrel. (see budget)

Oil Barrels are useful.
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See Milt put orange-hot ceramics into oil barrel of sawshavings.

See Milt Friedly put orange-hot ceramics into pit of sawshavings.
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Smoke, barrel. Smoke.

Smoke, barrel, smoke.

A lid causes reduction of oxygen. In seeking oxygen to combust, the fire then pulls oxygen from the clay and glazes, resulting in a unique effect in Raku.

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Instant replay.

See barrel smoke.

I have too much fun hanging on the coattails of the art department. More information on Raku is available on this Interesting Thing of the Day page, the Raku Museum website, and of course, Wikipedia's entry on Raku. A page on Wada Tozan's Raku art is also interesting.