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UCSC Engineers Under Quarantine

I’ve been documenting the engineers’ coronavirus experiences for UC Santa Cruz – https://ssspring2020.soe.ucsc.edu/

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The Perfect Swing

Nick Jonas (of the Jonas Brothers) reads my latest work, a nonfiction meditation/sleep story about perfecting the perfect baseball swing. Let me know what you think! https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Perfect-Swing-Audiobook/B0877CK624?ref=a_ep_sleep_c4_tab_img&pf_rd_p=c3bbe205-d427-49d8-8a86-41d94f96f697&pf_rd_r=TQD69EDXTT67NFQ3QWWK

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Good Engineering

I’ve been writing a series of articles for UC Santa Cruz’s Baskin School of Engineering. Have a look https://goodengineering.sites.ucsc.edu/

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Adjunct Simulator

I created a short, text-based non-fiction computer game for a Parametric Press. Click here to play.

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Portfolio

The Gelatinous Death of the Jet Age (Return with the Elixir)

You’ve reached the portfolio belonging to James Brandon McGirk. This visit may be recorded and its analytics used as fodder for anxiety and speculation. What would you like to do today?

Read his writing.

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Explore his interactive games.

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Interactive Serious Games

Saffron (a serious spice).

ImpactGames

PlaytheNewsGame, Winner of a James Knight Foundation Best News Game)

GeoVol

All that remains is this news story.

WikiStrat

Most of the older blue bordered reports have substantial contributions from yours truly.

Parametric Press

This college used to be one of the best in the country. Fifty years later the campus is destitute, they can’t pay professors, and it’s filled with dusty, decaying art.

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Read his writing…

(Tbilisi)

There’s a lot of it. You’re welcome to dive into the pile. But the damn thing is riddled with bit-rot and paywalls. So let me offer suggestions and an occasional link to a Google doc or Web Archive.

Care for some awful situationist poetry? (Why We Trash Hotel Rooms). This one is better: (Armour Brand Thyroid Bottle). This one was given the Gordon Lish treatment by a teenage editor but was better for it: (The Op in the Expanded Field) and reprinted by Wake Forest Press in a handsome volume.

Before I forget: here’s a combination of personal memoir with archival images I found from grandfather’s exploration of the Amazon: My Grandfather’s Imposter.

Here’s a link to my Amazon page: (James McGirk) There you’ll find my Kindle Singles. Here’s a piece I did for The Paris Review. (Satan Comes to Oklahoma City: Facing Fears in the Sooner State).

If you read my personal statement you’ve already read the first place winner of the 2016 Oklahoma Society for Professional Journalists Best Writing Award. This one, published in the much-missed THIS LAND PRESS, is typical of what I enjoy writing the most: (The Horror of the Ouachita Mountains). Here’s one about Vaporwave: (The New Flesh PDF, page 95). I gave a condensed version of it as a speech at the Oklahoma Innovation Institute’s annual conference — which was a massive thing sponsored by Texas Instruments and I was sandwiched between three pipeline corrosion experts and my slide show of “sexual golf” was deemed quite peculiar.

Let me close with a link to my last Bitcoin story, it’s interactive, I wrote a deconstructed history of Bitcoin for 21Cryptos Magazine (A Deconstructed History of Bitcoin’s Last Decade). 1F24KqhGNCnEVvAPcq2Z41BkrAb8PRq91h

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Exchanges in the Crosshairs

https://www.21cryptos.com/product/21-cryptos-digital-magazine-december-issue-14/
Check out my latest article in 21Cryptos describing the SEC’s crackdown on the crypto.
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The Next Bull

Check out my latest cover story in 21cryptos magazine. I spoke with a couple of experts who were approaching crypto from different philosophies and found they both came to a remarkably similar conclusion. Plus analysis with behavior economics, 4chan/biz mythology and tiny bubble lore.

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