RIP Chris Cornell


Today is the 3rd anniversary of Chris Cornell’s death. I didn’t post about his suicide at the time because it was simply too painful. Soundgarden’s music is inextricably intertwined with hundreds of amazing memories and it felt like I lost all of them when he died. Fortunately, that was not the case and now that feeling has been replaced by the sadness from knowing I’ll...

Behold! The Circular Smart Ring (video)


The difference between this ring and a gaggle of others, is that over time, your data creates a personalized experience. Eventually having the potential to create personalized recommendations. If you like it and want to support it, click here.

In motion while standing still


This is a picture from the Red Rocks Livecam taken Sunday 4.5. (There is a snapshot option in the video interface if the video is streaming.) I checked it out because my wife told me that state parks were closed and I usually go up on Mondays to punish my legs. This might be one of the saddest pictures I’ve ever seen and it sums up how I’m feeling about the zombie apocalypse...

A brief history of Alternative Music (infographic)


This is an intricate infographic linking the founders of alternative music to those that were influenced by them. (You can buy the poster here.) I love this with the exception of one glaring omission. The mighty Jane’s Addiction is completely missing. So beyond definition were Jane’s Addiction in the late 80s, that Rolling Stone referred to them as “art rock”. Their first...

Tool on Lego Ideas!


I’m not only a Tool fan but an huge Lego geek! So when I saw this proposed Lego set on Lego Ideas, I quickly upvoted it. (You should too!)

Loretta | Google Super Bowl Commercial 2020 (video)


So . . . I like many others, loved this commercial from Google. I’m also curious by the fact that many people seem to be missing the point. It shows Google Assistant becoming our personal assistant. This is an essential part of an AI learning about us and facilitating our needs. (It reminds me of Replika in a way.) The rise of personal searches is no secret and this is the next logical step...

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently interested in artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and tattooing.