from Material Studies, 2017

In addition to writing books, I:

0.5) Do not eat meat.

1) Curate digital text-objects and artwork that thinks through what it means to use a computer. Currently, I am curating U R Here: A Festivl of Digital Language Art, which will take place from November 3-4 at Rutgers University in Camden. From 2014-2017, I served as the lead organizer/co-curator of WordHack, a monthly series focused on digital language art, computational poetry, audiovisual alphabets, the Internet, and other electricities. This winter, I plan to launch a new multidisciplinary series dedicated to computer feelings.

1.5) Create time-based vegan video art that meditates on emotional labor, ecological disaster, and non-human animal suffering.

2) Wrote and performed in the anarcho-comedic, site-specific, radically appropriative duo Special America (ELMCIP entry), which made a movie and was briefly Atelier Spatial America, a speculative architecture and design firm. An exercise in and exorcism of American and community-driven exceptionalisms, Special America incorporated a variety of themes, including ambiguous political speech, hacker entrepreneurialism, the NYC Poetry Industrial Complex, adjunct labor, genre and gender politics, the corporatization of higher education, institutional art economies, and e-poetics. Purposefully provocative and pointedly prolix, Special America was described by artists and scholars as "the Barnum and Bailey of postmodern theory," "a post-millenial Dead Kennedys," and "the Internet."

3) Collaborate with other artists and writers, including Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Carl Ferrero, Mark Marino, David Jhave Johnston, Talan Memmott, Ian Hatcher, Emily Skillings, Tim Terhaar, Álvaro Seiça, and Luc Dell’Armellina.

4) Have been practicing yoga since I was 16. I've worked with instructors in NYC who know a ton about anatomy and physiology, and I received a teaching certification in 2011. I have experience leading meditations and giving yoga classes and lessons in various non-Yoga Industrial Complex contexts (e.g., at artist residencies and in university-level creative writing courses). Email me if you're interested in setting something up.

4.25) Am a dedicated long-distance runner (for better or worse).

4.5) Make ambient-electro schmazz with Willis Arnold, forever and always (as Squee).

5) Was a featured player and concept writer for Mark Marino and Rob Wittig's netprovs. Click here to learn about All-Time High, the netprov I co-conceptualized with Jeff T. Johnson.

6) Draw scrappy comics and portraits of people I love.

7) Am an architecture critic at Pratt Institute, and am happy to be one elsewhere. (Note: I am not the architect Claire Donato, though I've thought about applying to architecture school.)

I am also involved in direct action activism in New York City, and care deeply about cooking and food politics. Chances are I'd love to cook you dinner.