Reinventing Museums — Panel at NADA New York, Sunday, March 5

How are artists, curators, and cultural workers reinventing the idea of the museum to mean more to more people? At 2:30pm on Sunday, March 5, I’ll be moderating a panel at NADA New York with Alex Kalman of Mmuseumm, Ayodamola Okunseinde and Salome Asega of the Iyapo Repository, and Nico Wheadon of The Studio Museum in Harlem. The panel is part of Kickstarter’s partnership with NADA to present events, discussions, and workshops… Read More →

Some slow-moving things I like on the internet

This post originally published by NewHive. Above art: “In Flux” by me, on NewHive. Lately I’ve been really into slow internet. Is that a thing? (Note: I used the internet to look this up, and of course it’s a thing). I’ve sort of maxed out on Twitter and Facebook and all the brain-slaying feelings that come with seeing a thousand things all at once, and lately I’ve been in this phase… Read More →

Renewal-Themed Net Art, Fresh For You

This month, I am guest editing the “Renewal”-focused Spring issue of ART21 Magazine. As part of this project, I’ve been working with the multimedia publishing platform NewHive to solicit submissions of original artwork related to the theme. One winning artwork will receive a cash prize, and will receive a solo feature and interview in ART21. So far, I’ve been impressed with the quality of submissions. Below are GIFs created from… Read More →

Announcement: I’m Guest-Editing ART21’s Renewal-Themed Spring Issue

Over the next couple of months, I am acting as the guest editor for ART21’s Renewal-themed Spring issue. ART21 Magazine provides a space for insightful writing on contemporary art and artists, and is available exclusively online. Regular columns, original editorial features, exclusive videos and interviews, and previously unpublished content from ART21’s rich archive all mirror the organization’s approach to stimulating critical reflection. Published six times per year, each issue of the… Read More →

⫷ ⬗ \\\ ♦ REAL UNREAL ♦ /// ⬗ ⫸ at Gray Area

On New Year’s Eve, I debuted a new animated projection tryptic on the ceiling of the Gray Area Art + Technology Theater. The piece was created specifically for the space, and was installed again – in an interactive iteration – on January 8 at Gray Area’s Creative Code Showcase, which also featured work by other students in the 2014 Fall Creative Code Immersive. Check out the full line-up here. About REAL UNREAL: STATUS: filters alter perception… Read More →

What is the future of digital art?

On Tuesday, I spoke on a panel discussion about the future of the digital art landscape at Heron Arts in San Francisco. The event was hosted by Depict, and featured The Lab’s Dena Beard, YBCA’s Ceci Moss, the Wattis’ Anthony Huberman, and moderator Alexander Nemerov of Stanford. It was an interesting talk, and since it was recorded, you can watch the entire thing on YouTube – but only if you… Read More →

Chatrooms II // Creative Code Meetup + GIFbites Exhibition

This Friday will mark the second Chatrooms event! For this installation of the series, Morehshin and I are guest-curating Gray Area’s Creative Code Meetup. The evening will feature artist talks by four terrific contemporary new media artists, as well as the United States debut of GIFbites, a group exhibition including over 50 international artists. For the theme of the evening, we’ve chosen to focus on artists who are using online spaces, social… Read More →

NEWS: Cultural Incubator at Gray Area Art + Tech, “Chatrooms” Series, and More!

I’m pleased to announce that for the next three months, I’ll be in residency at the Gray Area Art + Technology Theater as a founding member of their Cultural Incubator! While in the incubator, I’ll be working on my own art and writing projects, as well as collaborating with fellow new media artist and incubator member Morehshin Allahyari to curate Chatrooms, a series of one-night-only events and online exhibitions focused on bringing the… Read More →

News: My interview with artist Julia Christensen published on The Creators Project

I had the pleasure of interviewing media artist Julia Christensen about her poignant project Burnouts, in which she turns discarded iPhones and other trashed technologies into functional projectors. Using her homemade projectors, she beams animations of obsolete constellations onto the ceiling – interestingly, these constellations have been removed from maps of the night sky because they can no longer be viewed from earth, in large part due to light polution from… Read More →

Making the Invisible Visible: Bitcoin Edition

Can invisible information have a defined visual aesthetic? -and/or- When can the aesthetics of the digital world move beyond symbology? PSA: Not sure what Bitcoin is? It’s a completely digital peer-to-peer payment system and currency that uses cryptography to secure transactions. It was introduced as open source software by Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonymous character who the media is obsessed with trying to identify. Users can send and receive bitcoins using digital wallets (imagine a digital… Read More →