A survey for artists about financial stability

Together with artist Yumna Al-Arashi, Brandon Stosuy (TCI’s Editor in Chief), and the rest of the TCI team, we’ve initiated a survey to collect information from visual artists about their path towards financial stability. Yumna wrote this about the undertaking in a recent newsletter (her newsletters are exceptional, by the way—you should subscribe!): The Art World is one of the last systems to be tackled by our beautiful revolutions of… Read More →

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 →

Reinventing Museums — Panel at NADA New York

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Big news! I’m becoming a free(lance) agent.

In a month, I’ll be leaving my position at SFMOMA in order to pursue creative projects and freelance work at the intersection of art + technology. This is a big change, but the time has come for me to shift gears, and I couldn’t be more excited about what’s next. During my time at the museum, I have worked on so many fulfilling projects. I began as an intern in what… 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 →