Eric Theise
  • inspired by spaghetti westerns, Grand Teton National Park (2016)
    inspired by spaghetti westerns, Grand Teton National Park (2016)
  • Anchor Graphics residency (2002)
    Anchor Graphics residency (2002)
  • 16mm film frame from Hojas de Maiz (2002)
    16mm film frame from Hojas de Maiz (2002)
  • performing John Cage's Song Books w/Cornelius Cardew Choir (2010) Michael Zelner
    performing John Cage's Song Books w/Cornelius Cardew Choir (2010)
    Michael Zelner
  • Rrose: A Leaflet Plugin
    Rrose: A Leaflet Plugin
  • 16mm film frame from Hojas de Maiz (2002)
    16mm film frame from Hojas de Maiz (2002)
  • performing Matmos' Just Waves at Bottom of the Hill (2011) Michael Zelner
    performing Matmos' Just Waves at Bottom of the Hill (2011)
    Michael Zelner
  • de Young Art Center, pinhole photograph (2005)
    de Young Art Center, pinhole photograph (2005)

Into 2017…

Tech. Hard to believe, but I'm doing Operations Research again. Briefly. Also unveiling a few web projects in the next month or two.

Arts. I'm coordinating the tour of A Roll for Peter, the multi-maker, 16mm, black & white tribute to filmmaker Peter Hutton (1944-2016), orchestrated by Jennifer Reeves & Mark Street. Thirteen North American cities and expanding!

With the Cornelius Cardew Choir, I'll participate in a tribute to the life & work of Pauline Oliveros at Mills College on 22 January; on 18 December, the Cardew Choir performed in Musical Reflections 2016, a gathering in honor of those lost last year, including Oliveros and the victims of the Ghost Ship fire. As a member of the Long Tone Choir, I participated in Winter, an extended composition for voices that was part of Danny Clay's quiet time series at San Francisco's Center for New Music.

Always looking for new projects/opportunities; please be in touch.


Kenter Canyon Farms

Kenter Canyon Farms

November saw the launch of a completely redesigned and much-expanded site for Kenter Canyon Farms, a Southern California family farm that grows organic lettuces & greens, herbs, and fruits & vegetables. The site, built using Jekyll and ZURB Foundation, overflows with detailed and delicious recipes–believe me, I photographed and tasted them all–alongside a sampling of press from throughout their history and an interactive map showing the locations of the farmers' markets and retail locations where their produce is sold.

Roan Mills

Roan Mills

September brought the launch of a completely redesigned site for Roan Mills, a farmer/miller/baker/pasta maker based in Southern California. The site, which I built using Jekyll and ZURB Foundation, provides descriptions of each of those four Roan Mills initiatives and presents a full catalog of their product offerings, alongside recipes, press, and a map showing the locations of the farmers' markets where they sell as well as their soon-to-be-open bakery. I had the excellent good fortune to be able to photograph (& taste through) all their products and recipes.

Megabytes at Kilofeet: The Telluride Ideas Festival and InfoZone

I knew something was up when, in September 2014, some old friends contacted me about a period of time long past. Turned out they were both drafting contributions to a volume entitled Social Media Archeology and Poetics, edited by Judy Malloy, another old friend. The MIT Press brought it out in August 2016 and, being under the impression I get namechecked in the Community Networking section, I decided to dust off an article I wrote after returning from the Telluride Ideas Festival in July 1993. It resided on the WELLgopher for many years and came out on paper, lightly edited, in Fringe Ware Review #3 (ISSN 1069-5656).

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Mapzen's OpenStreetMap Metro Extracts

Knowing how to get started with your own copy of OpenStreetMap data has always been a bit of a challenge. Will Skora’s tweet of a few days ago indicates it’s still an issue. Eagerly downloading an entire planet file usually leads, literally, to a world of hurt for first timers. Selectively downloading an area of interest can be a good approach, although it, too, can result in a few failed or otherwise disappointing results.

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