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.

Meditation on Christ as King
Friday, 19 Jun 2009 :-:
Our Father God,
of all the ways you have given us to understand your care for us--
Shepherd, brother, refuge,
fiancee, morning sun,

perhaps none is as troubling as
God the King

Even we your church,
[who have committed to risking all to follow your rule ]
prefer autonomy,
though your loving decrees are at our fingertips
** * **
We are your citizen ambassadors
yet we tend to mistrust kings
preferring ideologies, democracies, bureaucracies
instead of total power

We worry about bloodshed and oppression caused by kings,
and you are a God of bloodshed -
even Jesus spoke of presiding over
the slaughter of those who resist his rule

If you were not righteous
we would be just to resist your rule
even if this world were rightfully yours

But we see that our sins, our rebellion
the rebellion of the devil, and the curse
have polluted the world with great ills and injustices
and that the world you made
will only be restored
through your righteous judgment and loving rule
not ours.

Help us come to grips with your loving kingship.
Help us, like Christ, humble ourselves
in your mission of mercy,
sacrificing our interests
in love, generosity, and gospel witness
to grow that future multitude
which will celebrate your power and love
in the heavenly kingdom

Without your grace,
we are corrupt ambassadors.
Correct and guide us in love and truth
and we will praise you,
our chief hope in a troubled world,
even as we struggle to understand and accept you,
now, and forever, Amen.