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Month: May 2012

Flame War

Are you an Apple fanboy? An Android fanboy? Does it even matter? We sure tend to get quite passionate in the tools and brands that we use. While there can be plenty of reasons to argue about which device is better but… why bother? Looking at it from the big…

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Privacy

We need to fight for our privacy as digital tools become more useful, practical and ubiquitous while shareholders continue to seek profits. Which side does the fighter in this painting represent? The concerned end user or the social networks trying to change our comfort level? One of 9 paintings in…

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Disruption

Like a new baby in the family, digital technology keeps on disrupting everything in life and society. Some of it is good like the sound of a baby giggling. And some of the disruption is not so good like stinky diapers, no sleep and minivans. As with the arrival of…

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Throttling

The unfinished feel of this painting represents my frustration with trying to get my work done while ISPs continue their throttling and traffic shaping practices. And I have a hard time believing that it’s a cost issue on their part. I’m not stealing movies or sharing thousands of copyrighted music…

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Distraction

I love social media and took to it like a fish to water. Along with its many nice benefits, there are a number of not-so-nice side affects. Now whenever I work on my art, I am constantly distracted by the urge to stop and share a photo of my work…

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Just Like Me

No matter what shiny new network comes out, they all pretty much do the same thing. Connect people who share common interests. This painting is a homage to my online stuttering community. Growing up stuttering is quite challenging and it’s most often impossible to meet other stutters in your immediate…

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Accessibility

I really can’t stand bad user experience design. I also can’t stand it when the mobile version of a website or mobile app leaves out core features. Or when a site isn’t designed with people using assistive technologies in mind. Or when a site doesn’t work properly in a browser.…

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