Thursday, October 30, 2008

Austin VizThink Community Meet Up

Great discussion last night by Dillon McKinsey Robinson about dream charting.  I volunteered to have a dream analyzed - cheez, it was in front of everyone!!!  Decided to be vulnerable and transparent.  There were a few tense moments for me but I survived.  And Dillon's intrepretation was spot on.

I was particularly interested in hearing Dillon's thoughts about archetypes and imagery in dreams.  Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.

If you would like to be invited to the next community meet up, just give me a shout and I will add your name to the mail list.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Gen V

Generation V
The online behavior and attitudes of people from all walks of life are blending together, cutting across all of the traditional demographics and giving rise to a new group called "Generation Virtual," according to Gartner, and information technology research and advisory group.

Unlike previous generations, Generation V is not defined by age, gender, social glass, or geography. Instead it is based on an increasing preference for the use of digital media channels to discover information, build knowledge, and share insights.

I am all over Generation V. Sometimes I am a contributor, adding to a conversation started by some else. Sometimes I am a creator, providing original content such as my newsletter or this blog. Frequently I am an opportunist in that I'll further a conversation while walking through watching from the sidelines.

Monday, June 16, 2008

For Caty and Jack

Two images for two of my favorite little people.

Monday, June 09, 2008

University of North Texas - Denton

Click on a map to see larger image.

Here are maps I created for a World Cafe event for UNT in April. The subject of the World Cafe was Diversity and Inclusion. Three speakers asked thought provoking questions which were then discussed by participants.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Communities in Schools

CIS is an amazing organization. They bring services to at-risk youths to help them successfully graduate and give back to the community. Juli Fellows, a terrific organizational development practitioner, led Central Texas CIS in a strategic planning session, and asked me to capture the outcomes. Here is the image I created.

Thanks, Juli, for being a delight to work with!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Jane McGonigal at SXSW

Jane McGonigal, gamer and futurist, gave a great presentation at SXSW on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Frank Warren

Frank Warren of PostSecrets fame was amazing to record. This was probably the high point of the conference for me. If you are not familiar with Post Secrets, check out his blog -- the 3rd most watched blog in the world.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Zuckerberg At SXSW

Mark Zuckerberg fended off a hostile interviewer today during his keynote. The audience loved him -- so did I.

Here is my rendering of his session.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Jenkins-Johnson Opening Session

SXSW is sooo amazing. Great sessions, tons of people, great ideas. Here is the Opening Session that I recorded this afternoon.

For another take on this session, see my friend Sunni Brown's rendering

Friday, March 07, 2008


I will be at the SXSW Interactive Festival for the next few days. My friend, Sunni Brown and I are official SXSW graphic recorders! We will be doing all of the keynotes which will be posted daily to the SXSW website. Come back here to see some of my renderings.

Here is a caricature I did of the SXSW Interactive Staff ... great people who have been really busy and must be about ready for a vacation!

If you see me at SXSW, stop and chat.

Monday, February 18, 2008

"But I Can't Draw"

"I can't draw."

That's what I hear a lot when I talk to people about graphic language. Phoey! Everyone can draw. We've just learned to be uber critics. To prove my point, here is a drawing by my grandchildren, Caty, age 4, and Jack, age 2 (with a few of my contributions).

The composition has life, energy, context. The images are intelligible if not perfect. There is something in this map that speaks to everyone!