Profile

Cover photo
Abraham Epton
Works at openfeast.org
Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lives in Chicago
310 followers|25,936 views
AboutPostsPhotos+1's

Stream

Abraham Epton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Following the wrong money
I'm pretty proud of the little Twitter bot I wrote to auto-tweet large Illinois campaign contributions, but this morning I realized its true insignificance. Campaign finance is simply not where the story about money and politics really is, and all of the so...
1
Add a comment...

Abraham Epton

Shared publicly  - 
 
This Valentine's Day, keep yourself safe...with encryption! I talked to a bunch of amazing cryptographers (including the legendary Bruce Schneier) about what they do to keep their secrets secret.
2
Eric Morris's profile photo
 
Very cool! I knew most of this (thanks, Privacy in the Digital Age class!) and yet I still don't always follow the advice. One day I'm going to have to sit down and try to systematically upgrade my security...
Add a comment...

Abraham Epton

Shared publicly  - 
 
This morning was really nice. That is all.
1
Add a comment...

Abraham Epton

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is pretty much exactly my experience, with particular emphasis on The Threatening Storm and what felt like the general bipartisan consensus of the people with access to the best intelligence - Bush, Powell, Clinton, Blair.
1
Abraham Epton's profile photoEric Morris's profile photo
2 comments
 
Yeah, largely as a result of TTS, which went into pretty great detail about that and the nuke threat.
Add a comment...

Abraham Epton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Ok, so a) Mila Kunis is beyond awesome and b) (unrelated to this interview) apparently she's a Ukrainian Jew!? Like, born-in-the-Ukraine Ukrainian. Wow.
1
David Angel's profile photo
 
Interesting fact, since you mentioned her heritage: "At the age of 10, Kunis auditioned for but failed to get the role of a Russian-Jewish girl who moves to America in the film Make a Wish, Molly. Instead, she was cast in the secondary role of a Mexican girl." 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mila_Kunis#Television
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
310 people
Maggie Sheldon's profile photo
Yana Ivey's profile photo
Rob Biederman's profile photo
Amy Epton's profile photo
Taylor Brown's profile photo
Jacob Angel's profile photo
Jim Sherwood's profile photo

Abraham Epton

Shared publicly  - 
 
We have quite the creative neighbor. Here's the story behind the project, as I've heard it told.
1
Add a comment...
 
Crime is down, but there's still a lot of it.
1
Add a comment...

Abraham Epton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Newest (unfortunate) project: Map of Chicago Public Schools proposed building closures, turnarounds, relocations and renamings.
1
Add a comment...

Abraham Epton

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Abraham Epton

Shared publicly  - 
 
This clip perfectly captures everything you need to know about the political debate in America in 2013.
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
310 people
Maggie Sheldon's profile photo
Yana Ivey's profile photo
Rob Biederman's profile photo
Amy Epton's profile photo
Taylor Brown's profile photo
Jacob Angel's profile photo
Jim Sherwood's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Writer
Employment
  • openfeast.org
    Artist, 2012 - present
  • Google
    News and Books, 2007 - 2012
  • Citizens for Lisa Madigan
    Fundraising, Issues and IT, 2005 - 2007
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Chicago
Previously
Berkeley - San Francisco - Champaign-Urbana - Montpellier, France
Story
Tagline
Optimist, technologist, hedonist.
Introduction
I love writing things, reading things and clicking on things. Also throwing things and kicking things. And let's not forget eating things!
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    International Studies and Computer Science, 2001 - 2005
  • Whitney Young High School
    1995 - 2001
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Abraham Epton's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Fuel-Efficient Cars
cars.chicagotribune.com

News about hybrid, electric and alternative-fuel vehicles from the Chicago Tribune

Plug-in car owners petition for fast-charging infrastructure - Chicago T...
cars.chicagotribune.com

News about hybrid, electric and alternative-fuel vehicles from the Chicago Tribune

Project Glass
plus.google.com

Thoughts, designs, and stories.

A clash of kings
books.google.com

books.google.com - In this eagerly awaited sequel to A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power,

A game of thrones
books.google.com

books.google.com - Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin's magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A St

A feast for crows
books.google.com

books.google.com - GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO. Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and pr

A Dance with Dragons
books.google.com

books.google.com - GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin ha

A storm of swords
books.google.com

books.google.com - Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin's magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A C

DoggCatcher Podcast Player - Apps on Android Market
market.android.com

Find, manage, and play your podcasts with DoggCatcher Manage your podcasts and RSS/news feeds with the most highly rated Podcatcher in the M

The Making Of: Dust - David Johnston
www.johnsto.co.uk

Introduction. Dust is undoubtedly the map by which I am best known. While I wish it was the product of an intense and detailed design proces

open feast
www.openfeast.org

open feast will spend the summer of 2012 as artists in residence in minsk, belarus. in addition to being irina's homeland and abraham&#3

open feast
belarusianfeast.appspot.com

open feast will spend the summer of 2012 as artists in residence in minsk, belarus. in addition to being irina's homeland and abraham&#3

Chicago School and Home Finder
schoolsparrow.com

Find great Chicago public schools on your home budget. SchoolSparrow.com

Google
www.google.com

Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what

Barney Frank Unloads On The ‘Great Scam’ Of Paul Ryan
tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) unleashed a stinging attack on House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan in an interview with TPM, describing him as a ideolo

Are People Finally Getting Bored with the Tech-Blog Circle Jerk? - San F...
blogs.sfweekly.com

At this point, I have to believe that all the people in the Pando Daily-TechCrunch-Uncrunched-whatever micro-universe have consciously incor

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
www.youtube.com

Share your videos with friends, family, and the world

Not Just a Cacophony of Voices
www.wbez.org

The scene at The Vic Theater on an alarmingly warm Saturday night in March was anything but typical. The northside venue felt overrun by bla

Where in Chicago? (#2)
www.wbez.org

Could you find your way around the Chicago of the past?Once again, a picture from days gone by. The location is within a three-mile radius o