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 →

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 →

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 →

Copyright/Social Media FAQs: Defining Best Practices for Museums

As our culture of social sharing has reached its boiling point, the lid has officially been blown off of traditional notions of copyright and intellectual property law. From the get-go, social media sites have imposed opaque policies that make it nearly impossible to understand exactly what is happening when you publish a post to their platform. While some extreme legal cases involving social media and copyright law have been settled in court… Read More →

SXSW Proposal: “Everyone’s a Curator: Do Museums Still Matter?”

In the age of social media, everyone is a curator (or at least they think they are). Media-rich networks have empowered anyone with an interest in art to both disseminate and publish their own creative images and groupings of artworks—essentially, creative Internet users have the ability to assume the roles of curator, artist, and critic, all at the same time. Where do museums fit into this picture, and how can… 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 →