Augmented Reality is the the next evolutionary step to networked data visualization. Thanks to the increased access to increasing levels of cellular bandwidth, paired with the recent dynamic leaps to mobile and wearable technology, enables data visualizations previously only imagined in science fiction movies.
Creating interactive AR games, electronic pop-up story books, along with AR tools for education and training, has become a growing passion.
Partner in Crime
I have won the lottery so many times that I can't even count the number of ways that I am fortunate. Life has no flavor without that perfect person to share it with. Thanks to the universe, I have been lucky enough to have found that person.
My Grand Midgets
What world can be complete with out a ravenous hoard of midget grand things? Well I have got that in spades! They are amazing! It is good that I love them so much ... not only because their level of demonic creativity is so high ... but because our kids keep on popping them out!
I have been an avid SCUBA diver since 1996 and a Master SCUBA Diver Trainer since 2002. I have had the honor and joy to dive all over the world including Pacific US, Atlantic US, the Caribbean, Australia, and even the Galapagos Islands. The life and diversity that I have been able to experience has been truly humbling.
Working with metal, sawing, hammering, casting, and just making a general mess of things until something beautiful comes out is a wonderful way to spend your time. Crafting out of silver is passion that I picked up in college and that continues today.
There is nothing I detest more than wasting my time lifting heavy objects, running in place, or swimming in circles! So I started studying the martial arts for fitness and was almost immediately addicted to the passion and intimacy of the sport. I have studied Tae-Kwon-Do, Shotokan Karate, Jujutsu, and Batojutsu from and with some truly exceptional people. What I soon learned after taking up my studies was that the martial arts isn't about fighting or even defense, so much as it is about communication. These lessons have served me very well throughout my life.
Advanced Distributive Learning
Education and Training are critical to personal and professional success. Finding creative ways of connecting learners with the information and skills that they are working to master without losing them to the technology behind training delivery has been one of the areas that I have concentrated on most. To often training developers (like myself) get so wrapped up in the technology of training that we lose focus on the student/content relationship. Business processes and technology should be transparent and support the learner.