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Artists come a dime-a-dozen

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 27, 2011

The plight of artists trying to make a living in the 21st Century.

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art, plight, artists, occupation

Art

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Jun 4, 2003

Online art portfolio

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online art portfolio

Cringe Art

Posted on Nov 28, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011
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Artwork I composed over the last year for the rock band Cringe.

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cringe graphics, computer art, cringe backgrounds, shawn olson

Society's sentiment towards evolution

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

People argue against evolution all the time when they've never read about it.

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anti-evolutionism, evolution, evolutionary misconceptions

The MySpace Generation

Posted on May 23, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Thoughts on the social media phenomenon and its effect on the current young generation. Originally written with MySpace in mind, but valid for other sites like Facebook.

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myspace.com, myspace, facebook, social media, internet, online, parenting, education, web

Essays on Art

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

These essays talk about art and the value of art.

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The Black Curse has Arrived

Posted on Jun 13, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

The Black Curse board game has now been converted to an online JavaScript-driven web game.

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black curse, board game, javascript, shawn olson

My Experience at Westland High School

How an honor-roll student can lose heart and drop out
Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

An overview of Shawn Olson's experience at Westland High School.

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westland high school, student teacher conflict, smart kid, honor roll, drop out, dropout

Computer Art

Posted on Dec 12, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011
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Samples of my art designed on a computer.

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computer art, computer graphics, corel draw photopaint 8 10

November 18, 2009 Newsletter

Posted on Nov 17, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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November 18, 2009 Newsletter with a discussion on social networking sites like Facebook. Links to latest projects.

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November 18, 2009 Newsletter
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