October’s Apparent Theme … Transformation through Surprise

  Welcome to October’s issue of Synchronized Chaos Webzine! Thank you so much to everyone who has stayed with this project since our first early clumsy posts in August, and to the new readers discovering our group venture. October saw fewer submissions, and we put in the time to communicate and connect and conduct interviews […]

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My short story, “Frozen in Time”

  We had a little more space than expected this month, which is wonderful in some ways as we conducted in-depth interviews with some contributors I found especially amazing, resourceful, and creative. However, we’d have loved to hear from more people, so please don’t be shy about submitting 🙂 All are welcome. Here is another […]

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Some of my own work, because there’s space this October :)

Here is an article evaluating the feasibility of telecommuting as a method of improving ecology and worker morale, summarizing research and interviews I conducted during an informal public online survey. I explore reasons cited by respondents as to why telecommuting has taken off more slowly than expected and look into potential ways to lessen the effect of […]

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Interview with Caryn West, creator of The Trouble with the Alphabet – international awareness through art and through the eyes of children

  While stenciling a calligraphic alphabet design on the walls of her son’s bedroom, painter and artist Caryn West developed the concept for her new coffee table book project and human rights campaign. The book, The Trouble with the Alphabet, features countries whose names begin with each letter of the alphabet and where children live in […]

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Coyotes back in San Francisco! Synchronized Chaos speaks with Wild at Heart documentary artist Melissa Peabody

  A few years ago, residents of San Francisco’s upscale Bernal Heights neighborhood discovered an unusual new resident roaming upon a nearby park’s hill. The coyote, long believed to have disappeared from the urban neighborhood, had come back on its own. Through her documentary Still Wild at Heart, Melissa Peabody interviews scientists, park employees, and […]

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An interview with visual artist Paul Gamble

 Paul Gamble is an Australian painter who anonymously contributed some scanned images of his work to the Synchronized Chaos group on Facebook. We asked around and located him for an online interview. You may friend Paul Gamble on Facebook and can probably contact him via one of the sites he mentions below where he features […]

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Poetic work of Faracy Moon Grouse

  Faracy Grouse Faracy Grouse is an American writer originally from Minneapolis. She just moved to Britain after four years in Seville, Spain as the resident foreigner in a neighborhood where a man being seen hanging out laundry could cause a building wide sensation.    As a child she was slow to read and write, […]

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Another shoutout – a very well-written, articulate liberal social-justice, ecological blog.

Shoutout to a social-justice and environmental blog, “Unmasking an Inconvenient Truth” (no direct connection to the Al Gore documentary) produced by fellow San Jose State students as a personal project: http://happylandmanifesto.blogspot.com/ I find this blog very well-written and interesting, and encourage people to check it out! Synchronized Chaos itself is not explicitly political (open to […]

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