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  • Vanessa 22:07 on 02/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ETL, Joshua Reeves, Motivation, Organization, Stanford, Time Management   

    Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders: Joshua Reeves 

    The Startup Journey: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

    Joshua Reeves, co-founder and CEO of ZenPayroll

    I love the Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Series! (“ETL”) So many smart peeps sharing visions. Payroll sounds important, but dull to me! But Joshua Reeves really has powerful insights into how things work and how we can achieve not just “success” but “satisfaction.” In the latter portion he talks about the importance of scheduling your time, “otherwise you’re just reacting to whatever’s happening.” I don’t know about you, but I spend so much time just reacting to whatever’s happening! He also notes that he assumes there are always 1,000 good ideas, so it’s never about “what can we do,” but about “what’s most important for us right now.” Again, it may be an “entrepreneurship” talk, but I think so many of his ideas apply to our never-enough-time art careers too.


  • Vanessa 08:18 on 01/02/2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Stanford,   

    Adventures in Writing

    Hey MU Writing Students! Looking for a free class to take? Check out Adventures in Writing from Stanford OpenEdX

  • Vanessa 23:58 on 24/09/2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Allison Okamura, Hapkit, Haptics, Intro to Haptics, Melissa Orta, Stanford   

    Intro 2 Haptics & The Hapkit 

    I’ve decided to give the Introduction to Haptics course from Allison Okamura (Instructor) & Melisa Orta (Teaching Assistant) at Stanford / Stanford Open EdX a try. A core element of this self-paced MOOC is assembling Stanford’s low-cost “Hapkit.” It’s a 1-degree of freedom controller / force-feedback device.

    Let’s Play!

    Anybody in a Virtual World want to join in? It’d be cool to have 2 of us (or 3 or a bunch) make these and integrate them into in-world experience in some way. Perhaps actually using in-world data pipelines, or using a parallel connection that’s not in-world but can live-sync to avatar activities. I have no idea how to do any of this or what the possibilities or limitations might be, but it sure seems like a fun thing to poke around with.

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