interaction design + literary arts

Tell me about yourself

I am an interaction designer and artist, and have produced a wide range of work in installation, performance, and literature, as well as web, mobile, app, and game design.

I have degrees in Cognitive Science, Interactive Telecommunications, and Literary Arts. And a first-degree black belt in Aikido.

My client work includes user experience design and content strategy for clients such as Samsung, IBM, Kaplan, Nike, Sesame Workshop, Martha Stewart, Lego, as well as a number of start-ups.

A central theme in my creative practice is the critical role that interface plays in our relationship with and experience of technology.

What are you working on?

Poetry and art updates first...

  • 1) I received an endowment from Print All Over Me to complete a poetry project using their print-on-demand textile platform. More details soon!

  • 2) I'm collaborating with Meredith Finkelstein on a machine-learning transcreation of Augusto de Campos' 1964 concrete poem Olho por olho.

  • 3) A commissioned Flash piece from 2006, mar puro, will be included in the exhibition afterflash: Treasures from the Flash Generation at the Electronic Literature Lab and the 2021 Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Media Art Show.

  • 4) I'm creating a jewelry collection, starting with 3D-printed earrings based on folk embroidery. I hope to launch in June 2021.

I recently completed an AR prototype for a major museum's permanent exhibition, and designed a streamlined new client intake process for DreamItReel. The Atlantic Council engaged me for an in-depth site audit. Finally, websites for two female-owned startups are complete: wild foods activist Sunny Savage and travel startup License to Drift.

This semester I'm taking a break from teaching classes at Parsons School of Design. I'm teaching my History of Interface at Lesely University in the fall of 2021, updating it with content highlighting underrepresented technologists, creators, and thinkers.

Performances + Workshops

Videopoetry. Animator International Animated Film Festival, Poznań, Poland 2017.
Curated a screening of video poetry and led a two-day intensive workshop in video poetry production.

La paraula pixelada. La literatura a l’era digital. Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain 2016.
iPhone app Shadows Never Sleep featured in art exhibition.

Word Hack XI. Babycastles Gallery, New York, NY 2015.
Performance of public art project Absurd in Public and video poem Overheard as well as a collaboration with Meredith Finkelstein Chang.

Awards, Grants, Press

Parsons Part-time Faculty Development Award 2018.
Received grant to attend the Digitally Engaged Learning conference in Toronto, Canada.

New Radio and Performing Arts Commission 2007.
For development of generative poetry project No Time Machine, with Daniel C. Howe.

Brown University Electronic Writing Fellowship 2006.

Publications + Citations

ha!art, No. 46. Interview in Polish literary magazine ha!art for an issue dedicated to experimental literature. Interviewed by Piotr Marecki, pp 64-79. Fall 2014.

Piper, Andrew. Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times. The University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Is that all?

There's more. See my CV - PDF.