Amy McGirk’s Work in Art Focus Oklahoma

An interview with my wife, Amy McGirk, in the latest issue of Art Focus Oklahoma

The Surprisingly Strong Case for Colonizing Venus

The second planet from the Sun might seem like a nasty place to build a home, with a surface temperature hot enough to melt lead and an atmosphere so dense it would feel like being submerged beneath 3000 feet of water.

Oklahoma Today

Campfire cooking story in the July/August Oklahoma Today

WIRED: The Secret Rules of Asking for Money on Kickstarter

Your 3-D-printed, Internet-of-Things-connected, self-driving go-cart idea needs money to move ahead. Behold the formula for a successful crowdfunding campaign

 

 

Fear not…

Fear not... I am with you.

Grainy Film Effect Photos on SteveHuffPhoto.com

Amy in a shower cap

Confidence in Culture

American Indian Cultural Center and Museum

Museums are sprouting up all over Indian Country… but what does it mean?

Finalist for Alex La Guma Award

But not a winner. From C&R Press… 

Manhattan and the Mephistophelean Mind

I learned about the MONIAC in my high school marco-economics class: a.k.a. the Financephalograph or the Philips Hydraulic Computer, MONIAC was a massive machine, the size of two grandfather clocks bolted together, only instead of gears there was colored fluid inside, sluicing through tubes, pushing valves open and filling cisterns. Here, fluid was a metaphor for money, and by manipulating how much trickled through the system (pour in investments, drain out expenditures…) MONIAC could model Great Britain’s fiscal policy.

At the Tulsa Death Match

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Photo courtesy of Literary Death Match