Online now: Doc’s Guides to Mobile Photography

A few years back I was lucky enough to make a series of mobile photography tips and tricks videos for Postagram. I was working as Postagram’s community manager at the time and these weekly videos were often the highlight of each week for me. I love exploring new apps and techniques and sharing what I learn with others. Our guides included Hipstamatic, Instagram, interviews with other “iPhoneogrpahyers” and many other cool non-app techniques.

Somewhere along the line those original youtube videos have disappeared so I reached out to my friends and Postagram and got permission to host them myself. Thanks guys!

There are still a few missing episodes I need to find, but I’m really happy to get most of these back online. If you’d like to follow my adventures in mobile photography (as well as my glitch art, illustrations, and film photography) you can follow me on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, and EyeEm.

Appy Halloween, Knifetank is out now for iOS!

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Our newest game, Knifetank: The Hauntening is now available for iPhone/iPad. Get it free here.

The Hauntening is a bite size point-and-stab adventure game I made with some friends back in 2010. It started off as a web game, which is still online, but the app version has a few extra goodies and just feels sleeker. I’m really happy with it and proud as hell to have shipped two games to the app store this year.

So Long SFBG, And Thanks For “The Best Of” award!

So long SFBG, thanks for the Best Of The Bay!

This was the first Wednesday in 40+ years without a new issue of the San Francisco Bay Guardian hitting the streets. Last week, the weekly newspaper was abruptly shut down just after they finished printing their annual Best Of Issue. Looking through this historic issue, I was stunned to find myself in there as their “Best Gameboy Tunesmith”!

“Jack-of-all-trades musician, artist, dramatic yo-yoist, and video game designer-wizard Doctor Popular is one of those people you’ll inevitably run into if you’re out and about in the Mission, which makes us wonder when he has the time to do all that he does — which includes but is by no means limited to creating catchy, infectious music using old-school video game consoles, and editing his music videos on hit phone. Is it weird? Sure, it’s weird. It’s also way better than it has any right to be: Just ask any of the folks how contributed to his Kickstarter, which raised $22,00 to help produce an all 8-bit album. docpop.org”

What a huge honor! Also, it’s a great write up, so I stole it for my Twitter bio. A couple years back I was also listed in the SF Weekly’s “Best of The Bay” issue as “Best Instagramer“, so it’s cool to have made it into both papers at some point.

Introducing the Andorsand; the interobang for and/or statements

Andorsand (improved version)

Sometimes I’ll go through great lengths to avoid doing my actual tasks… A couple days ago, while I was supposed to be working on maps and music projects for our SquirrelWarz game, I became obsessed with this idea that the world needs a symbol for “and/or” statements. So I made a mock up and tweeted this post:

My original idea was to take the underscore that we’d find in mathematical statements such as (to represent “greater OR equal to”) and combine it with the classic ampersand. Most of the comments, which seemed to come from developers, suggested adding a “|” (also known as a pipe, I believe). Continue reading →

The City at Large: A Wheatpasted Photo Show in SF

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Photo credit: Allison Ekevara Kitpowsong

We’ve taken over a parking lot and pasted our photos on the walls. The show is called The City At Large and looks quite brilliant really, and huge props to my buddy Troy for putting it together. Here’s how 7×7 described it:

Check out “City at Large” in downtown SF, featuring some imagery by some of the city’s finest photogs. Located in a parking lot (yes, a parking lot) on 2nd Street between Howard and Natoma, across from Aldoph Gasser Photo. (Open to the public during business hours.)

The show is up now right now, so if you are downtown, go check it out before the rain takes it down. We’ll be having our opening reception this Saturday from 2-5pm. More details (including all the street photographer’s names) are on the Facebook page.

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