Way With Worlds: It Comes Apart – The Persecution Rests

(Way With Worlds is a weekly column on the art of worldbuilding published at Seventh Sanctum, Muse Hack, and Ongoing Worlds) Last column I covered bias and bigotry in the settings you’re developing. Not a pleasant subject, but one that’s … Continue reading



Way With Worlds: It Comes Apart – Conflicts And The World

(Way With Worlds is a weekly column on the art of worldbuilding published at Seventh Sanctum, Muse Hack, and Ongoing Worlds) So there’s a reason I covered humans (and human-alikes) and the psychology of conflict first. Characters and their institutions … Continue reading



An Interview With Liz Gmaz Of Studio Cosplay

We’re familiar with hackerspaces and makerspaces here at Musehack – but a Cosplayspace?  Yep, meet Studio Cosplay, which is opening a community workshop in 2015, located in Washington DC.  An entire space for a community to cosplay, share ideas, and … Continue reading



Why And How To Recycle Electronics – With A Geek Touch

Let’s talk recycling your electronics.Now this is something we rarely think bout since we geeks don’t like to throw stuff away, and sometimes shiny new things distract us.  It’s something I admit I didn’t think about much until my last … Continue reading



An Interview With Sean Mann of Napland Games

  Sean Mann and his company, Napland Games (which he runs with his wife, Shannon), create casual games for mobile devices, Windows, and Mac. They’re four games in, self-taught, and working to promote their latest venture, Sudoku In Space. So … Continue reading



Geek Job Guru: How To Be Terrible At The Skills You’re Good At

Recently, someone commented on an email I had sent that was a poor bit of communication. Not wrong, not inaccurate, but simply inappropriate – overly wordy, not addressing the point, too much detail, etc. They were frustrated. As this person … Continue reading



Make It So: Let’s Make An STC

Some time ago I’d mentioned the Lantern and the Outernet. The Lantern was designed to be a wireless, convenient, regularly updated library that would give people access to useful documents. The Outernet would support it, and involve a satellite-based internet … Continue reading