Notebook of Sand

• Recent Publications
• Recent Projects
• Conferences & Speaking
"Comparing Spatial Hypertext Collections"
  ACM Hypertext '09
"Archiving and Sharing Your Tinderbox"
  Tinderbox Weekend London '09
"The Electronic Nature of Future Literatures"
  Literary Studies Now, Apr '09
"The World University Project"
  St. John's Col. Cambridge, Feb '09
"Ethical Explanations,"
  The New Knowledge Forge, Jun '08
Lecture, Cambridge University
  Tragedy in E-Lit, Nov '07
Hypertext '07: Tragedy in E-Lit
Host for Tinderbox Cambridge '07
Keynote: Dickinson State Uni Conf
Upper Midwest NCHC'07: Speaker
eNarrative 6: Creative Nonfiction
HT'05: "Philadelphia Fullerine"
  Nelson award winning paper
NCHC '05:
 Nurturing Independent Scholarship
Riddick Practicum:
  Building Meeting Good Will
NCHC '04:
  Philadelphia Fullerine
  Lecture on American Studies
WWW@10: Nonfiction on the Web
NCHC '03: Parliamentary Procedure
ELL '03 -- Gawain Superstar
• (a)Musing (ad)Dictions:

Ideas. Tools. Art. Build --not buy. What works, what doesn't. Enjoy new media and software aesthetics at Tekka.

Theodore Gray (The Magic Black Box)

Faith, Life, Art, Academics. Sermons from my family away from home: Eden Chapel!

My other home: The Cambridge Union Society (in 2007, I designed our [Fresher's Guide])

The Economist daily news analysis

Global Higher Ed blog

• Hypertext/Writing

Writing the Living Web

Chief Scientist of Eastgate Systems, hypertext expert Mark Bernstein. (Electronic) Literature, cooking, art, etc.

Fabulous game reviews at playthisthing.

• Stats

Chapter I: Born. Lived. Died.

There is a Chapter II.

Locale: Lancaster County Pa, USA

Lineage: Guatemala

Religion: My faith is the primary focus of my life, influencing each part of me. I have been forgiven, cleansed, and empowered by Jesus Christ. Without him, I am a very thoughtful, competent idiot. With him, I am all I need to be, all I could ever hope for. I oppose institutional religious stagnation, but getting together with others is a good idea. God is real. Jesus Christ is his Son, and the Bible is true. Faith is not human effort. It's human choice. I try to be the most listening, understanding, and generous person I can.

Interests: Anything I can learn. Training and experience in new media, computer science, anglophone literature, education, parliamentary debate, democratic procedure, sculpture, and trumpet performance. Next: applied & computational linguistics, probably.

Education: Private school K-3. Home educated 4-12. Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Elizabethtown College in Jan 2006. As the 2006 Davies-Jackson Scholar, I studied English at St. John's College, Cambridge University from 2006 - 2008.

Memberships: Eden Baptist, Cambridge Union Society, ACM, AIP, GPA.

Alum of the Elizabethtown College Honors Program, sponsored by the Hershey Company.

Graduation Cascade
Saturday, 14 May 2005 :-: [soundtrack]

Over the next week, I will be posting photographs from my time at Elizabethtown college. Although I don't complete my studies until December, I will be part of this May's graduation ceremonies. I'll even be speaking at Baccalaureate!

So, in honor of those who I have been fortunate to know, I will be posting photographs from my time at Elizabethtown. This effort has shown me how few photgraphs I have taken of my good friends. But I will do my best with what I have...

Melissa St. Clair, Kyle C. Kopko, J. Nathan Matias in Zug Memorial Hall, in March 2005, after presenting their senior research to prospective honors students.

Melissa St. Clair is a cross-country All-American who has since gone on to win many track and cross-country meets. She is captain of our cross-country team. A communications major, she will be pursuing theological studies after graduation. I was in the Honors Leadership Development class with her last semester. Her focus and dedication are inspiring. As a fellow member of the Academic Integrity Committee, I knew I could count on her. May God go with you, Melissa.

Kyle Casimir Kopko. What can I say? Focused, caring, and intelligent, Kyle is the most reliable person I have ever met. We have done so much together -- trips to the National Collegiate Honors Conference; bowling class; Honors Leadership Development; coffeeshop runs; cooperation on the Academic Integrity Committee. Kyle is the one person I have known at E-Town who has been willing and able to talk seriously about life and the world around. When I first met Kyle, his love for politics turned me away; I called him a used car salesman. I was wrong. Kopko runs deep. Now, I am looking forward to driving to Williamsburg with Kyle in June. We both have received scholarships to attend the Floyd M. Riddick Practicum in Parliamentary Procedure, held by the American Institute of Parliamentarians.

After our weekend, Kyle is going to spend his summer in Washington D.C., after which he will be attending Ohio State University to study Judicial Policy.

I'll miss you, Kyle.

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I could say so much about these two. *sigh* Partings are such sweet sorrow, a time to remember and rejoice, and a time be sad. But these are two people whose lives look bright, so I will not be too sad.