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I mentor teenagers at the Deck House School
Active member of the Midcoast Meeting of Friends (Quakers)
|One measure of a man is what he reads. Below is a list of the magazines and periodicals that I read regularly, and my favorite books of all time.|
|WIRED||Technology Review||Nuts & Volts||Solar Pro|
|Electronic Products||Electronic Product News||Popular Science||Home Power|
|Analog||Discover||Science Illustrated||Solar Today|
|Favorite science fiction books:|
"Blood Music" Greg Bear
Kim Stanley Robinson:
"Forty Signs of Rain", "Fifty Degrees Below" and "Sixty Days and Counting" trilogy
"Titan", " Wizard " and " Demon" trilogy
"Red Thunder", "Red Lightning" and "Rolling Thunder"
1955 - Born Boston Massachusetts
| 1959 - Family moved back to England (yes, I'm English)
Family home in Yorkshire and a Very Proper Young Man!
| 1962-68 - Dubious benefits of British private
system (boarding school)
| 1968 - Moved to Baltimore attended
Friends high school
| 1972-76 -
Institute, College of Art, BFA in Photography and woodcrafting
My student ID card and thesis project - "Behemoth View #1" 11 X 14" view camera
| 1976-78 - Photoprocessing engineer and AV
production, BL labs
1978-79 - Display engineer, Maryland Science Center
1979 - Moved to Venice, California, to work in special effects field
1979 - Visual effects engineer "Star Trek, the Motion Picture"
| 1980-84 - Various effects productions including: "Ghost Busters", "2010 The
Year We Make Contact",
1983-85 - Partner in FX company, YFS productions, various TV shows and movies
YFS Productions crew filming "In Search of The Holy Grail" episode for "In Search Of..." TV series.
1985 - Pace Colorprints. I worked for 6 months making Cibachrome and Dye Transfer color pints with one of the industry's best color printmakers; Bob Pace.
1986 - present - Self-employed
electrical engineering consultant.
1986 - First sculpture exhibited at the Museum Of Neon Art (MONA) Los Angeles
"Dodeca Rockola" neon plasma art jukebox. 6 ft. X 30". Interactive working jukebox with neon light show. This began a 6+ year exploration of large blown glass artwork with choreographed neon, and also electronic art.
1986 - Built a dye transfer print lab in San Francisco for Frog Prints color lab.
|1994 - Moved to artist studio loft Oakland, CA
| 1997 - Started my
| 1998 - Bought first house in Vallejo, CA
| 2001 - Moved to Woolwich, Maine in August.
Country living in in beautiful rural Maine. (photo from 2012 - house on left)
| 2003 - Began marketing my
Magnetic Levitation Kit from my web
site. Turns out to be a big success selling hundreds of kits a
| 2006 - Installed
water heating system on our house.
And began maunfacturing Solar Differential Temperature Controllers - another surprise success.
2008 - Formalized my business as ART TEC LLC in order to take my solar products to the next level.
| 2009 - Installed a
3.2kW solar power system on the
roof of my workshop. This system produces about 50% of the
electricity needed to run our home and 2 home based businesses on an
Introduced new solar differential temperature controller product:
2012 - Expanded my solar power array to 5.2kW and purchased a Chevy Volt electric vehicle that I charge from the solar array.
I try to live a simple life in keeping with my Quaker beliefs. I work to raise awareness for a sustainable life style and to help others to reduce their non-renewable energy consumption.