Collaboration : Deviation

My graduate school instructor, Dr. Elizabeth Chin generously gives me a few shout outs in her latest write up about anthropology and design here.

I've always been a fan of her and especially like this:

For their [designers] part, learning to travel the terrain of fieldwork continues to be a productive challenge, one that might offer a productive deviation away from providing solutions and into more interesting territories. In the process, all of us move toward a space where our liberation is on the horizon.

Inbox: Reflections on ArtCenter

Newest piece of writing of this year!

Designmatters at ArtCenter is celebrating #DM15YRS of partnerships this year. I was invited to write a piece reflecting on the graduate program I was a part of—Media Design Practices /FIELD— and their partnership with Designmatters and UNICEF Innovation Labs in Kampala, Uganda. See it here.

It's been two years since that adventure and it feels like the perfect time for me to write a piece like this. I'm so grateful to have been a part an experience at ArtCenter, and I'm stoked to be at IBM Design— which I talk a little bit about in the piece. 

More to come.

See it here.

Tetris!

Last year, I had the pleasure of helping artist Rutherford Chang with programming his new website for his ongoing project, Game Boy Tetris.

He currently holds the 2nd best world record for Tetris with a high score of 614,094.

This week, he is part of the Real Live Online, an online exhibition co-presented by Rhizome and the New Museum. He will be streaming live performances of him playing Tetris at noon (GMT-5) on January 10 - 13th on rhizome.org, and regularly on gameboytetris.com.

Read more about Rutherford Chang via The Guardian here.

Cheers for Rutherford and hoping that he breaks some world records this week!

See you at Open Engagement in April!

Incredibly stoked to announce that I'll be presenting at Open Engagement 2016 — POWER.

More details to follow!

Open Engagement (OE) is an annual, three-day, artist-led conference dedicated to expanding the dialogue around and creating a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. The 2016 OE conference is co-presented by the Oakland Museum of Art and supported by A Blade of Grass, California College of the Arts, Queens Museum, and University of Chicago Illinois.

The conference theme of POWER is guided by the curatorial vision of René de Guzman and feature keynote speakers Angela Davis and Suzanne Lacy.

2016 OE will be held in Oakland, CA from April 29th to May 1st.

Re: Design That Makes A Difference

Had the honor of presenting alongside Sean Donahue, Art Center College of Design Media Design Practices +FIELD faculty to discuss the nuances of 'inclusive design' and its implications for the work we do.

Design That Makes a Difference

I'm happy to announce that I'll be one of the three panelists for the opening reception of the Design That Makes a Difference exhibition!

This exhibition is organized by the Norwegian Design Council and The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, building on a seven year partnership that includes design projects, conferences, publications and executive education. It is supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in the UK and reflects its interest in promoting cultural links between the
UK and Norway. 

Opening Reception
November 12th, 2015
6-8pm

Wind Tunnel Graduate Center for Critical Practice
Art Center College of Design
South Campus
950 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105