John McCain, RIP

• • • • • • • • • John Sidney McCain III August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018 The above image is a visual / typographic representation of one his favorite quotes f...

Arizona in black & white

Over the past two years in Arizona I have had the opportunity to indulge in my love for photography. Recently I felt the need to play with Adobe Sparks – ...

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...

TPACK newsletter #37, June 2018

The latest version of the TPACK newsletter (TPACKNewsletterIssue37) is now available and can be  found here (pdf). All previous issues are archived here. This i...

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...

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...

TPACK newsletter #33, June 2017

TPACK triplet design by Punya Mishra The latest version of the TPACK newsletter (#33) can be found here (pdf). All previous issues are archived here. A shout-ou...

Origin-al Interface snafu!

The Origins Project at ASU is an attempt to explore humankind’s most fundamental questions about our origins. As the website says, This project brings ...

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...