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I’m Miriam. I make art & software that celebrate the queer complexity of human experience.

20 recent & upcoming episodes

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TBD @ Modern Web Summit

| talk | Online

The conference has been announced, but not the talk! Check back for details.

Beyond CSS Variables @ An Event Apart Spring Summit

| talk | Online

CSS Custom Properties (aka Cascading Variables) have gained broad browser support since 2015 – but what are they good for, and why do we need them?

Dynamic CSS @ Webconf.asia

| talk | Hong Kong

Don’t let the declarative syntax fool you – CSS is a powerful and dynamic programming language.

2020

CSS, Sass, and Playwriting @ Enjoy The Vue

| podcast

I join Ari, Ben, and Tessa to talk about getting into CSS from other languages, the absurdly massive problem CSS is designed to solve, and the mental model behind the language.

Open CSS Notebook @ css.oddbird.net

| code

As I spend more of my time working on the CSS language, I wanted a place to take notes and explore new ideas in the open.

Dissecting CSS Conventions @ An Event Apart Fall Summit

| talk | Online

How do we write code that is modular & maintainable, in a language designed to be systematic & contextual?

When Variables Cascade @ SmashingConf Austin/NY

| talk | Online

The Cascade makes CSS unique – forcing us to revisit even the most common programming feature: the variable.

CSS is Rad @ Design 4 Drupal Webinar Series

| talk | Online

The web is designed to work across platforms, devices, languages, and interfaces – but how can we possibly design for that unknown and always-changing canvas?

CSS is Rad @ SmashingConf Live

| talk | Online

Dynamic CSS @ Shift Remote

| talk | Online

Cascade Aligned Programming @ Front Range Front End

| talk | Online

From the very start, “web design” has posed a nearly impossible paradox.

Custom Property “Stacks"CSS Tricks

| article

CSS Custom Properties allow us to manage and control both cascade and inheritance in new ways.

Resilient Web Systems @ Smashing Workshops

| workshop | Online

From building beautiful sites to maintaining complex design systems across multiple applications, CSS is the web-language of design.

Design Systems AMA @ Jina Anne

| podcast

Jina and I answer questions about CSS, Sass, Design Systems, and more!

Authoring the future of CSS @ Party Corgi

| podcast

A spinoff of the Party Corgi Network discord. I chat with Chris Biscardi about The CSS Working Group, open-source projects, art, and music.

Fallout

| film

I wrote this at the start of the Iraq war (2003), and later made the short film. It’s been on my mind again during COVID-19 isolation.

Alcohol affects the frontal cortex @ Sommer Browning

| film

Sommer asked people to record themselves reading a poem from her collection, Backup Singers. I put together this video of the poem Alcohol affects the frontal cortex.

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