Expert eyes on creativity

Since 2012, the Deep-Play Research Group has been publishing a series of articles under the broad rubric of Rethinking Technology & Creativity in the 21st C...

Fractals, ambigrams and more

Photo & and design © Punya Mishra. The photo of bubbles was taken with cell phone camera (equipped with a macro lens).  Fractals are mathematical/geometrica...

Squaring a circle on Pi day!

Pie upon reflection is nothing but 3.14! A new version of a design I had created a year ago. Original idea stolen from the Interwebs Since it is Pi(e) day, I th...

Sliding into 2018

Over the years our family has developed a mini-tradition of creating short videos to celebrate the new year. These videos are short, always typographical, and u...

Design book-review podcasts

I am teaching a new masters/doctoral seminar titled Design in the real world. This is the first class I am teaching here after coming to ASU and it is exciting ...

The beauty of randomness

I have always been intrigued by the idea of how truly random our lives really are. Seemingly minor events can trigger effects, rippling through our lives, effec...

Robert Pirsig, 1928 – 2017

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was one of those books that have influenced me deeply. I read it when I was in high school and read it again and again...

Failed Haiku

Failed Haiku Five syllables first Second one has seven more A failed Haiku! So close… almost had it. In keeping with the meta-theme, here is another one, ...