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Hippocratic Oath of Design

Tools shape the hand and brains shape tools to sharpen minds for better tools. What we do is who we become. The how of our goals is core to value and unifies design thinking of form and function.
Good XXIst design delivers us time + space for good choices and mindful: because in the attention economy your time is gold. It starts with small everyday items in your pocket, seeing public art + crafts to eyes starside launching spacecraft.

Wraptures earth globe brand

Wraptures™ wrapping textures

smart-pixel
textures

Hand-made libraries of photographic patterns, alpha masks, loops for VR games, CAD/CAM …worlds

Hypertext multimedia lessons with new verb:noun queries & video submenus of Picasso's painting as window to non-linear learning.

Guernica interactive milestone

DynaBook interactive
iTV learning

Hypertext learning with verbs:nouns & video submenus of Picasso's painting as neo window

Space Shuttle Launcher catamaran launch vehicle as safer, eceological, munisple space travel

Catamaran Shuttle Launcher

Municipal
space travel

Challenger crash inspires new steps off-planet re-thinking Yeager's X-1A space-plane

Players share Fishies with friends, webcam to Grandma through fishbowl glass so she feeds them when child is away. Toys merge real-world concepts with virtual for licensable gameplay.

Aquaphobia virtual pets

Appy Toys
virtual pets

Share AI pets via fishbowl-cam for socialization & mental health, merging real-world w/licensable gameplay

Temples heal grieve, death, and loss, and hand-built over many months with love and care creating a balanced, comforting, and peaceful center for emotional release and healing... and then we ritually burn them down

Temples of Grace and Love

Public Art
Burning Man

Memorials heal our losses, & I build them for comfort & catharthis... then ritually burn'em down

Realistic rose urban freeway mural in Portland, Oregon. Local & state art grants and just-folk handing cash.

Rose Mural oversized painting

Portlandia
public art

Realistic red rose over freeway. Grants via municipal, state, & local bands. 150ft x 35ft 1984

Designed a 3D room with objects for targeted topics; TV for entertainment, Smart Toaster for DTP, Solar System as science, Book is Education. Clicking  magic Banker’s Lamp flew audiences to financial screen.  Wiring video control and mixing PiP video for immersion telling Macromedia Director to play laserdisc sequences of pre-rendered 3D flight sequence, Dragon’s Lair style.

Radius TV branching demo

Poor Man's VR
product rollout

Where TVs, SmartToasters, Book & Lamp become immersive lessons for product rollout extravaganza

Designed the earth globe icon ID deployed in NCS Mosaic, the first graphical web browser with any appeal. Inspired by shared-vision projects of distance-collapsing art fascinates me, like early linked video cafes of Kit Galloway creating people bridges by opening windows to other worlds

Mosaic 1.0 first steps

Here
the internet begins

Designed the earth globe ID of NCS Mosaic, first graphic browser. Inspired by space-collapsing art of Kit Galloway's video cafes linking globe

“Who is on your team?”
...who do you want?
“Survival of the most–cooperative" is our secret sauce
- Jonathan Gibson -
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  • sand doodling along the specific ocean