Author Archives: Aankit
During the November 2014 election the public debate around Common Core State Standards was starting to get fairly loud. I collected data from the week of the election to see what I could learn about the debate. My reasons were
tl;dr: Call 206.424.7994 to interactively generate your poem. In the Fall of 2014 I started playing around with the UbuWeb archive of John Giorno’s Dial-a-Poem poets. I set up an Asterisk telephony service that users could call (yes, on their phones)
In 1945, Vannevar Bush, a defense engineer, hypothesized about a ‘memex’ or ‘memory extender’ machine, detailing how it could provide humans with an “enlarged intimate supplement to one’s memory”. Memix embraces the technical aspects of Bush’s ideas, but rejects the
I co-founded Teach on the Beach in 2010 to provide after school enrichment and scholarships to rural Ghanaian children. As executive director I grew programs, built partnerships, and generated over $150K in revenue and 50,000 volunteer hours.
Concept Marcel Duchamp said that “I have come to the conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.” Most beginners to the game never see the artistry or poetry of the game because of fear,
Meaning often lies in seemingly random events, in the chaos and messiness of life. Yet when we read, we try to get at the meaning by digging deeper, getting to the core or the center of the author’s message. Centrality
Though the fight against the unilateral development of Atlantic Yards was lost in 2012, the people of Prospects Heights are still hanging on to their lives, their history, their community with gentrification at their gates. This documentary tries to tell