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Muppets, Technology and Me: Part 2

…Continued from “Muppets, Technology, and Me: Part 1” I fell permanently down the theme park rabbit hole when I turned 16. Just a few weeks after my birthday, my mother told me about an ad she had seen in the paper for auditions at Sesame Place. Auditions? To perform? I was already desperate to get some kind of job, but that was far beyond the scope of what I had pictured. Still, after years of debate, extemp speaking and acting, it seemed worth the time to audition. I remember being asked to do some things for a video camera, responding…

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Muppets, Technology and Me: Part 1

On several occasions, I’ve been asked, “How did you get involved in IGNITE? What is your inspiration?” At the recent IxDA Women in Design event it came up – and then, while I was traveling through the Atlanta airport I encountered a reminder in the form of an ad featuring my former professor and mentor, who changed my life and many others. Maybe it’s time to share that story. But to understand what this story means to me, you need to understand a bit more about how I came to be. When I was growing up, I was always a…

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Starting the conversation

I’ve resisted formal blogging for years now; the problem is and has always been that my interests are so diverse that I find it impossible to pick just one. I’m all over the Internet in other ways – Twitter and my website, various communities, and a long trail of performance websites with photos of me doing silly things onstage. But in the past year, I’ve found myself with a growing desire to establish a conversation with others about these various topics. In particular, I began serving on the board of directors for a nonprofit organization called IGNITE – we are…

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