interaction design + literary arts

Tell me about yourself

I am an interaction designer and artist, and have produced a wide range of work in creative writing and performance, as well as web, mobile, app, and exbhibition 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?

  • 1) It is my great pleasure to offer my first piece of jewelry for sale--3D-printed earrings based on Polish folk art.

  • 2) Hot off the press! I launched a press with Meredith Finkelstein, our first publication is a zine documenting our pandemic collaborations. See the work: Zine: 811-Issue 01.

  • 3) With Tessellate Studio, we launched an augmented reality experience for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. A deeply moving project for me, bringing stories of ordinary people murdered in the Holocaust to life.

  • 3) Received an endowment from Print All Over Me to complete a poetry project using their print-on-demand textile platform. Read more about the project.

  • 4) A commissioned Flash piece from 2006, mar puro, will be included in the exhibition afterflash: Treasures from the Flash Generation. View the poem.

I'm thrilled to be consulting with PR3 on the development of digital standards for the plastic reuse ecosystem. I get to nerd out on reverse logistics, blockchain architecture, and technical writing.

Design-wise, I recently completed an AR prototype for a major museum's permanent exhibition, the Atlantic Council engaged me for an in-depth site audit, and 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 (see you Spring semester 2022). I'm teaching my History of Interface class 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.