Kendall 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition: First Impressions

I saw the MFA Thesis Exhibition at Kendall yesterday. I didn’t get to spend a lot of time, but it really got me thinking, so I thought I should write down my first impressions. This is not a review. If I have time, I’d like to go back and give the work more time andContinue reading “Kendall 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition: First Impressions”

First Person History – Social Imaging in the Euromaidan Protests and Beyond

With the rapid rise in popularity of image-based social networks such as Instagram, the production and dissemination of political content on social media is becoming an increasingly visual activity. Throughout the Arab Spring and subsequent political upheavals, images captured and shared through cell phones played a key role in the way protest movements conceive ofContinue reading “First Person History – Social Imaging in the Euromaidan Protests and Beyond”

Creative Time Summit and the Boogieman

The theme for this year’s Creative Time Summit, held at NYU last week, was Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st Century City. The two day event featured keynotes, panels, short films, and on-stage interviews. With any event like this, there’s an odd paradox of information overload on one hand, and a feeling that theContinue reading “Creative Time Summit and the Boogieman”

The Mysterious Case of Carlos Bustez

When I was 16 I created fake identity. It was one part joke, one part experiment. 15 years later, my parents are still getting mail for Carlos Bustez, who does not exist. It’s been so long that my memory of how this began is fuzzy. What I recall is that one day in high schoolContinue reading “The Mysterious Case of Carlos Bustez”

A Proposal: Library of Babel the Video Game

  I read Jorge Luis Borges’ short story The Library of Babel in college. Like most people I know who read it in college, it bent my mind in a way that cannot be unbent. It’s not a story as much as a description of a setting. He describes a universe that consists of aContinue reading “A Proposal: Library of Babel the Video Game”

The Best Articles I Read in 2012

Thanks to Instapaper, I keep track of all the articles I read digitally. At the end of each year, I compile a list of the best articles, essays, and blog posts. This is the first time the list has appeared here, on my new blog (as the first post, no less). Note: These are articlesContinue reading “The Best Articles I Read in 2012”