Writers’ Roundtable 05Jan12

Writers’ Roundtable

NEXT ROUNDTABLE:  TBD I’m organizing a regular writers’ read-through roundtable: a few screenwriters get together, take turns reading each other scenes/short scripts aloud, and briefly talk about them.  Rinse, repeat.  This is an opportunity to get together with a handful of fellow screenwriters, and work on our writing in a relaxed round-table environment. Writing screenplays is tough when you’re in a lonesome bubble.  My favorite aspect of my college screenwriting class wasn’t discussing theory and structure and studying the greats.  It was doing table reads of scripts-in-progress, discussing what was working and...

My Un-Shredding Brother on NPR 11Dec11

My Un-Shredding Brother on NPR

Big ups to my brother Otávio and his team that won the DARPA Shredder Challenge.  DARPA brought them out to DC for the weekend to give a presentation about their process, and present them with their comedy-sized $50,000 check.  The prize was hard-earned, seeing as how the team spent around a...

All Your Shreds Are Belong To U.S. 25Nov11

All Your Shreds Are Belong To U.S.

Shout out this week to my brother Otávio (of Word Lens fame) and his team that is taking part in the DARPA Challenge.  This time the challenge is to reconstruct shredded documents.  There’s a series of increasingly complex ‘puzzles’ that are just shredded documents that must...

Underwater 1, Kevin 0 08Aug10

Underwater 1, Kevin 0

Touché water, touché. My current photographic push is trying to come up with great underwater photography.  The addendum to this challenge is: doing it without spending a ton of money.  Step #1:  Buy a ridiculously cheap underwater bag for my DSLR.  For $120 a company named DiCAPac makes...

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