My Geek Cred

Do you remember when "Geek" was insult?

I do, but I am one anyway, and honestly, geek is now chic – especially when you live near Silicon Valley.

Geek is now a badge of honor, referring to people who are passionate about and skilled in an area of interest, usually technical or academic. 

Cities in the Dust Faux Roman mosaic from Pompeii

Who else would come up with a fine art piece that's a Roman Pompeii, faux mosaic looking as though it had just been excavated from the ash of Mt. Vesuvius?

What makes me a geek? From middle school on I was a voracious reader of Sci-Fi. My favorite author is Lois McMaster Bujold.

Among the professions I considered are veterinary medicine and astronomy. (I was bitten by the Carl Sagan bug in high school). I spent 20 years writing technical documentation – the last 12 of which were at IBM working on relational and non-relational database. Yes, I can explain the differences to you.

When I transitioned into visual art, I still wanted to keep the geek in me fed. This was also about the time that pod-casts started becoming popular, and those, my friend, are addicting if you're interested in history and the sciences.

Here's a smattering of my subscriptions (in case you need something good to listen to):

  • Hardcore History
  • Star Talk Radio
  • Science Now
  • The Naked Scientists Podcast
  • Naked Genetics
  • Naked Astronomy

And of course, I love watching:

  • History Detectives
  • Nova
  • Nature
  • Secrets of the Dead
  • Any good Sci-Fi

And all of the interest, of course, feeds my ideas for art subjects. It's a win-win.

What's your passion? How do you feed it? Drop me a note. I'd love to know.

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