The Beaufort scale is an empirical measure that relates wind speed to observed conditions at sea or on land. In the early 19th c., naval officers made regular weather observations, but there was no standard scale, so measurements could be very subjective—one man's "stiff breeze" might be another's "soft breeze."

A photographic series on the topic of creating "calm" in a dense urban environment.

Layout of the transcript from US Airways Flight 1549's crash into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009.

1 page = 1 second

Triptych designed at the invitation of Erik Brandt.


The Flight From Conversation, by Sherry Turkle for the New York Times

"Communication and ideas emerge from emptiness. Mental activities like 'pondering' and 'ideating' do not emerge from a conscious process of 'thinking' that begins at ground zero; rather, I believe that they stem from our unconscious impulst to 'inquire.'" – Kenya Hara

Ficciones Typografika

A 10-minute lesson on an abstraction of American Sign Language.

Book 1: Vocabulary index
Book 2: Connect-the-dots workbook that requires the student to decode visual systems into poems like "shine quietly, daydream forever" and "waddle carefully chubby koala". When drawn correctly, the gesture of drawing mimics the act of signing ASL.