New Gig Alert: Hello, The Creative Independent

Back in December of 2017, I left my post as Kickstarter’s Director of Curation & Content and headed down a couple flights of stairs to work as the new Creative Content Director at The Creative Independent, a growing resource of emotional and practical guidance for artists of all types. TCI was established in 2016 and is published ads-free by Kickstarter, PBC (which explains why I still work in the same office… 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 Regular columns, original editorial features, exclusive videos and interviews, and previously unpublished content from ART21’s rich archive all mirror the organization’s approach to stimulating critical reflection.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 →

Announcing: I’m heading to Kickstarter!

It feels like it was only yesterday that I announced my plans to move on from my job with SFMOMA in order to do freelance work at the intersection of art and technology. Since I broke out on my own eight months ago, I’ve collaborated with a vast array of amazing people on some very compelling projects that blur the lines between curation, publishing, new media art and storytelling for the digital realm.… Read More →

A New Class I’m Teaching: Inspired Social Media

*While this class already took place, we will be offering online documentation and worksheets from the class soon. Stay tuned!   On the evening of Monday, November 10, I will be teaching a class on social media at the Makeshift Society in Hayes Valley along with my friend and colleague extraordinaire, Kathryn Jaller. Kathy is currently owning content strategy at Chronicle Books, after recently departing from her role managing digital + social media at the… 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 →

Unpacking Our SXSW Panel, “Everyone’s a Curator: Do Museums Still Matter?”

In just a week, I’ll be presenting the panel, Everyone’s a Curator: Do Museums Still Matter? at South by Southwest Interactive with Kathryn Jaller of the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Sarah Bailey Hogarty of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and Jennifer Yin of the Asian Art Museum. Woooh, deep breath! In preparing for this opportunity to represent a museum’s perspective at SXSW Interactive–a predominantly tech-focused, innovation-obsessed conference–it has been interesting to think about… Read More →

On being a 25-year-old “social media manager”…

As a 25-year-old person whose professional career is in large part devoted to social media, I wanted to briefly respond to that NextGen piece by Cathryn Sloane. You know, the piece that all the old geezers hated (JK, y’all). Cathryn’s article was controversial because she made an obvious observation, then gave it a presumptuous spin. On the topic relating to our generation’s (people born around ’86/’87) early adoption of social… Read More →

Speaking at The Creators Project this Saturday, March 17 @ 3PM!

Tomorrow I’ll be speaking in a panel discussion on “Museums Going Digital” at Fort Mason Center in SF. As part of The Creators Project—the world’s epicenter of technology and innovation—this panel is just one tiny component to a day filled with art, technology, music, and film. Here’s more info on the panel’s topic of discussion, from moderator Julia Kaganskiy, Editor of The Creators Project and one of 2011’s most influential women in technology:… Read More →