For all of 2012 and most of 2013, I could look out the window of my office on the west side of Bartlett Hall, on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and watch the new residential campus of our Commonwealth Honors College going up across Hicks Way. The pace of construction was astounding […]
Here’s a completely pointless movie I made from video shot for my last blog post but never used. It’s a minute and a half of bike riding in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, with a banjo soundtrack. Enjoy!
I came to Middlebury, Vermont, last week on family business. I like to think I would have explored, and documented, any place where I was staying for nine days, especially if it was late spring in the northern hemisphere. And I’m sure I would have brought my bicycle, even if it was not a traditionally […]
The launch last Monday of New York City’s much-anticipated bike-sharing program, the largest in the nation, set off a flurry of writing about biking in that city. What most impressed me about the pieces, though, was not their number; it was the wide variety of media, modes, and styles used. From the point of view […]
In April, I took several day-long bicycle trips from a cabin in Laurel Springs, North Carolina, both north and south on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The furthest I went south was to the Northwest Trading Post in Glendale Springs, NC, on April 13, 2013. The cabin is about 0.8 mile from the Parkway (milepost 246), […]
I’ve been working on a multi-media essay about urban biking for the Summer Immersive Course in Multimedia Composing at the Plangere Culture Lab at Rutgers University. Here’s the latest version of the essay (be sure your sound is on so you can hear the voice-over narration in the middle): The purpose of this project, and […]