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 →

Art After Trump: some thoughts, and a poem

Last Thursday, over one hundred artists, writers, musicians, and otherwise creative people came together to put on Art After Trump, a marathon-style series of readings and performances in response to the election. Hosted by Hyperallergic, The Creative Independent, and a number of other organizations and publications, the event spanned over six hours and exposed an avalanche of raw emotion. Every participating reader was asked to limit their performance to two… Read More →

Delete Your Account! LIVE

Remember when our online brands were as nascent and juvenile as the platforms that hosted them? Back when LiveJournal was the only place to truly express one’s self and our MySpace pics were the dark embodiment of teenage angst? I’m programming and co-hosting a program at Hunter East Harlem Gallery with my friend and collaborator Alex Teplitzky which will examine the best of our teenaged online worst. If you kept a blog or have any… 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 →

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 →

Cybernetic Revolt | Film Night at Rock Bar

When computers kill us off, what will it look like? I’ve been wracking my brain to compile a list of the most aesthetically interesting and bizarre portrayals of humans being overcome by our deadliest creation yet: digital technology. While all these films are of course fictional, the themes hit very close to home. We’re approaching an age where digital technologies have much more power than we tend to acknowledge – at this… Read More →

Electric Objects at Gray Area // URL Meets IRL

This coming weekend, I’m working with the fantastic folks from Electric Objects to coordinate a Pop Up Showroom at Gray Area’s new Art + Technology theater in the Mission. A New York-based startup taking Kickstarter by storm, the Electric Objects team has big plans to to bring the beauty of the Internet into your home through the E01, a framed high-definition screen and integrated computer that hangs on your wall. One extra reason to get pumped: Zoë… Read More →

Southern Exposure’s Monster Drawing Rally

Southern Exposure’s annual Monster Drawing Rally is happening tomorrow night at the Verdi Club, and I’ll be drawing from 6-7pm. You pay $20 to get in the door, then you can hang out, drink beer, watch artists draw, and buy new work for your collection for just $60 a pop – bargain basement prices! Come watch me attempt to draw something IRL, it’ll be fun. Some of my great friends… Read More →

PROOF OF WORK: a human approach to the convergence of art and technology

How do digital technologies, while distinctly inhuman, exacerbate our humanness? With this concept in mind, I’m co-curating a one-night-only exhibition with Jenny Sharaf of Gallery Daily at The Sub. DETAILS In ‘proof-of-work’ systems, computers compete with each other to solve complex algorithms. The computer that correctly solves the problem the fastest is rewarded for its achievement, and for helping to keep the system secure. As more algorithms are solved, the chains of information become… Read More →