All hyper in the head…


hyperhead thumbnailAbout HyperHead, the blogspace for Ross Teasley, CEO of Casa Dana Group, Inc.

Hyperhead is a name that I came up with in 1988, as a joke. A couple years later, I thought it would be clever to name my company HyperHead New Media.

That didn’t work.

But, the name stuck, like a Tina Fay facial scar. And despite the fact that it overreaches and lacks a clear indication of purpose, here it is again–as a blog title, where it seems a more natural fit.

Plus, I like the double-H vibe… HyperHead. Harry Houdini. Howard Hughes.

This “About Page” is typically a place for the details of one’s career. You know, “build my personal brand,” or authentically build credibility through transparency and engagement… (and yes, I do hope that sounds both sincere and sarcastic–go figure).

Instead, and for now, “About HyperHead” seems best served by this, a list of things that matter to me:

  • espresso
  • music
  • conversations
  • literature
  • ideas
  • friends
  • internet
  • design
  • art
  • collaboration
  • cars
  • alternatives
  • walking
  • did i mention espresso
  • pets
  • starch

email: ross(at)hyperhead(dot)com

phone: (949) 235-7195

Oh, one more thing… I could use some feedback about this thing, if you’re willing to have a look…

The presentation linked below was created using a remarkable new piece of software called “Prezi,” which was released by a Hungarian company in April 2009. Prezi is intended to do what Microsoft PowerPoint does — prezi1serve as a visual aid for public presentations — however, it works as a web development platform, too, in my opinion.

The interface appears very simple, but let your instincts guide how you navigate. It’s much more powerful than it appears at first.

The easiest approach is to proceed through the entire presentation one step at a time by doing only one thing: click the obvious “right arrow” button in the bottom right corner.

If you like to explore a website in a more free-flowing way, (and have a scroll-ball on your mouse or touchpad), use it to automatically zoom in and out (or click on the magnifying glass icon).

Click on any object in the presentation and it will zoom into view. At any point, you can continue stepping through the presentation in sequence by clicking the navigation arrow in the bottom right corner again.

This is the first version of this interactive portfolio; so the file you’re about to launch is a bit large (about 5 megs). Be prepared for a short pause during the initial load (we’ll optimize it soon), but trust me, it’s so worth it!

Please take a look and let me know what you think!

click here

Casa Dana Group Portfolio


  1. Tom StevensSeptember 15, 2009, 6:37 pm

    Beautiful! Blew me away…the only issue I had was how do I get out of it when it’s done? I ended up command-Q-ing and had to restart my browser…suggestions? Tomo

  2. adminSeptember 17, 2009, 11:01 am

    Thanks Tom. We’ll work on running the prezi presentation in-line, embedded on a web page instead of as a full window. Thanks!

  3. CaptDMay 20, 2012, 10:42 am

    How about posting your Tweeter user name so I can follow you!

    BTW: Here is also another famous H. H. ===> His Holiness, The Dali Lama