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Democratic National Convention 2008 – Photos from Day Three
|| 8/28/2008 || 11:49 pm || Comments Off on Democratic National Convention 2008 – Photos from Day Three || ||

I was able to secure a ticket to see Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at Invecso Field. Below are the photos I took of the event. I will note that the 5th floor at the stadium did not sell beer, but the lower floors of stadium did. Still unequal…

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Democratic National Convention 2008 – Photos from Day Two
|| 8/27/2008 || 11:44 pm || Comments Off on Democratic National Convention 2008 – Photos from Day Two || ||

The Iraq Veterans Against the War hosted a free concert at the Denver Coliseum with The Coup, Flobots, and Rage Against the Machine. After the sold out show, about 4,000 people took part in a 4 mile march to downtown Denver to give the presidential candidate Barack Obama Campaign a list of demands regarding the war the in Iraq and the treatment of veterans.

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Democratic National Convention 2008 – Photos from Day One
|| 8/26/2008 || 11:15 pm || Comments Off on Democratic National Convention 2008 – Photos from Day One || ||

I decided to go to Denver to help a friend shoot video for some different websites.

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24 Hours in Rocky Mountain National Park
|| 7/21/2008 || 4:49 pm || Comments Off on 24 Hours in Rocky Mountain National Park || ||

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From 7/10/08 to 7/17/08 I was in Colorado visiting family & friends. On 7/13/08 I went to Boulder to visit my old summer camp buddy, Jourdan. I had originally planned to spend Monday (7/14) in Boulder, but that morning Jourdan suggested a different plan- a plan that involved driving up to Rocky Mountain National Park and checking the backcountry office to see if there were any available campsites. To our chagrin, there was a spot available at Fern Lake, which is located about 4.7 miles from the Bear Lake trailhead.

This video documents our journey into the park, hiking through the park, and driving out of the park. Along the way I showcase the Bear Lake trailhead, the demise of my hiking boots, hiking through snowfields near treeline, waterfalls at the base of the continental divide, fish swimming in a beaver dam at the foot of Fern Lake, and the grand vistas that can be seen in Rocky Mountain National Park.

This video is minimally edited using Quicktime Pro and is composed of a series of video clips taken with my Canon SD750 digital camera at 640×480 at 30 frames per second with mono audio recording.

Had I surrendered my digital camera late Thursday night when I was assaulted, this video would not have been possible.



2008 Urban America Calendar
|| 11/19/2007 || 11:43 am || Comments Off on 2008 Urban America Calendar || ||

Below are the months of the calendar featuring cities around the United States and links to their respective entries so that you can see the map’s full size. Read more about the other calendars here.

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UC Boulder Quilt #2
|| 6/16/2007 || 10:03 am || Comments Off on UC Boulder Quilt #2 || ||

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UC Boulder Quilt
|| 6/15/2007 || 9:55 am || Comments Off on UC Boulder Quilt || ||

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Pearl Street Quilt #2
|| 6/9/2007 || 12:23 pm || Comments Off on Pearl Street Quilt #2 || ||

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Pearl Street Quilt
|| 6/8/2007 || 12:20 pm || Comments Off on Pearl Street Quilt || ||

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A couple weeks ago my old friend from summer camp came and visited me here in DC. In honor of our 13 year friendship I decided to make a couple maps of the area around the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado where he works as a bartender.

While the two maps might look almost the same, they are slightly different. They were created using two different tessellations of the exact same area, which is the same process that was used for the Beverly Hills maps. I also have the imagery of CU Boulder and will probably make that next.

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Columbine Quilt
|| 4/20/2007 || 8:18 am || Comments Off on Columbine Quilt || ||

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Today is the 8 year anniversary of the tragedy at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. With what happened this week at Virginia Tech I felt that this map would be a way to honor those who passed away.

To this day I still remember sitting in math class watching it all unfold on TV in 1999. I remember seeing a friend of mine, who’s name I cannot recall, being interviewed on television. I had 10 friends from summer camp who were attending Columbine, but thankfully none were hurt.

Also related, but created unintentionally, are my two maps of Oklahoma City, where I inadvertently placed the Oklahoma City Memorial at the center of the maps.

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