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 →

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 →

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 →

♦ PYRAMIDROME 1 // come and time travel with me ♦

*note: this is the first email of PYRAMIDROME, a new art+tech+future-focused email I’ll be sending out on a semi-regular basis. I will also be posting text from the emails on my website, which is why you received this email 🙂 If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future? – Stephen Hawking Dear reader: What if I told you I was writing this from the future? That my… Read More →

News: Creative Code Immersive at Gray Area

Hello! I’m excited to write that I’ve started as a student in Gray Area’s Creative Code Immersive, a 10-weeks long, 10-hours-per-week class that will hopefully render me 100% complete Internet Lady Wizard. It feels good you guys, it feels good. During the first week, we covered HTML, CSS, GitHub, Frameworks, and some other odds and ends. My knowledge of HTML and CSS was already pretty decent, but GitHub and frameworks… 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 →

In the Zeitgeist: Art in Ad Spaces

Recently, a number of projects have launched with the intent of bringing art experiences to ad spaces. Art Everywhere, Art City, The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, and even SFMOMA’s #PlayArtfully campaign (which I have worked on extensively) all seek to insert art into the everyday by making creative use of the spaces that normally assault us with calls to consume. Many of these projects seem to have the goal of pushing art-viewing… Read More →

Social Media: IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU; IT’S ABOUT US.

We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us. – Marshall McLuhan Social media. Oh, how you torture me so. I can honestly say that I’ve never had more of a love/hate relationship with something as I currently have with the likes of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and every other platform now in the mix. I’m in love with the idea of social media; with… Read More →

Why don’t techies care about art?

Recently I’ve noticed the relationship between the art world and tech world becoming a bit strained. As techies earn more and more money at younger ages, the established art world looks older and stiffer by comparison. Of course, the art world is old – a visit to almost any museum will prove that, and any liberal arts graduate will remember the likely pairing of the two words art and history. When put in… Read More →

Ambiguity in the Age of the Internet

As long as there have been men and they have lived, they have all felt this tragic ambiguity of their condition, but as long as there have been philosophers and they have thought, most of them have tried to mask it.  – Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity Normally I love the Internet, but sometimes I get the sense that an overwhelming tidal wave of all that it encapsulates has… Read More →