Denver Trip


Another week, another trip. This week I flew out to the Datalogix office in Denver, Colorado to participate in quarterly planning and interview candidates for the US-West contingent of our user experience design team.

And it wouldn’t be a Colorado trip without barbecue!


New York Trip


Last week our creative director Behnaz Babazadeh and I traveled to New York City to participate in the kickoff of a new Oracle OneODC culture committee. We had the opportunity to meet representatives from all of the other Oracle Data Cloud offices in California, Washington, Denver, Connecticut and other states, and share how each office celebrates its own unique culture. It was an honor to represent AddThis, which is – and I’m slightly biased – a very cool place to work.



Check out this music video featuring music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, celebrating the unmanned spacecraft Juno reaching Jupiter.

I did a short piece of my own called Jupiter Singing that uses an audio clip of the strange sounds that are created by Jupiter’s magnetic atmosphere:

Hollywood Trip

I had a great time visiting Hollywood this week to see my good friend Jessica Pennington Quinn’s show, “The Boy from Oz” and attend the VIP screening of the “Score” film music documentary.

I arrived at the Roosevelt Hotel late Friday night; the hallway to my room reminded me a bit of the The Shining


but the view from my room of Hollywood Boulevard was amazing:


Here’s a shot of the front of the hotel the next day:


I love to swim, and the pool at the Roosevelt Hotel doesn’t disappoint:


Later that weekend there was a VIP pool party for the premiere of Tarzan next door:



I dropped by Meltdown Comics, where Nerdist shows are recorded:IMG_4802


The TCL Chinese Theater was right across the street from my hotel; you can see hand prints there from Hollywood legends, old and new:


as well as the world’s largest IMAX theater:


I had to at least walk by The Magic Castle, a private club for magicians:


The block of Hollywood Boulevard in front the Dolby Theater, home of the Oscars and next door to the Chinese Theater, was roped off so crews could set up for the Tarzan premiere.


Here’s director Matt Schrader introducing the “Score” documentary VIP screening:


Such a great little mini-holiday!

[P.S. I was also happy to get an autographed copy of Hans Zimmer’s Interstellar soundtrack]


Jupiter Singing

Having a bit of fun with an audio track from the Juno mission.