Chris Hazard on ACHRON

PhD Student Makes ‘History’ with Acclaimed Time-Travel Game   In video games, the concept of the “do over” is familiar to players – replaying a level or situation over and over, using your knowledge of previous tries to finally get it right. Chris Hazard has taken that idea to a new level with his groundbreaking …

PODCAST: Interviews with Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting and Guy Davis!

Here are a couple of live interviews I conducted at Heroes Con done up in podcast format.  Hear the sound of my voice!   Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting! http://thedollarbin.squarespace.com/shows/heroescon-09-ed-brubaker-and-steve-epting-in-conversation-pa.html Guy Davis! http://thedollarbin.squarespace.com/shows/heroescon-09-guy-davis-interview.html

John Steensen on TECHNOPROSE

July 13, 2009 Alumni Achiever Profile: John Steensen Alumnus Combines His Love of Poetry and Technology in New Book Many engineers have seen the poetry in technology, but John Steensen (BSBC ’73) has put that poetry into words.  As the author of the collection TechnoProse: 32 Poems Inspired by the Technology Around Us, Steensen examines …

NC State Alumni Profile: Loren Harrell

Alumni Achiever Profile: Loren Harrell All in the Family; NC State Experience Drives Entrepreneurial Spirit Loren Harrell graduated as part of one of the Computer Science Department’s first classes in 1972.  Since then, he’s had a successful career with various companies, but he may be best known for his entrepreneurial efforts starting several companies including …

NC State Alumni Profile: Brad Abrams

Alumni Achiever Profile: Brad Abrams Building the Framework: Alum Helps Microsoft Develop Applications for Developers Every time you use a new application for Microsoft Windows, you might want to thank Brad Abrams.  A Product Unit Manager for Microsoft, Abrams is part of the engineering team that designs the .NET Framework, the tools that help build …

NC State Alumni Profile: Ron Holanek

Some new pieces I’ve been doing at NC State. Computer Science Alumni … Ron Holanek (BS, 1985 /MS, 1995) Financial Risk Management Expert   Some people just see the numbers – whether it’s guessing the number of jelly beans in a jar or the cost of a bag of groceries at just a glance.  Since …

The Movie Show with Craig Lindsey of the News and Observer

My friend Craig Lindsey, who’s the film critic for the Raleigh News and Observer, invited me to participate with him in a radio program called “The Movie Show” in Greensboro on Friday. The results were a bit…crazy.  You can read about our experience here, as well as download the show: http://themovieshow.blogspot.com/2007/12/listen-to-critical-mass-2007.html  Or you can listen …

IM Convo with the News and Observer’s Craig Lindsey

  Did a chat session with my friend, film critic Craig Lindsey, which ran on the Raleigh News and Observer’s web site….along with that photo of me with Rosario Dawson.  Lindsey’s observations on the chat: “But this convo is perhaps the most significant for me because Smith helped me deal with something that was tearing …