May 3-29, 2019. Im showing the full suite of paintings and poems from Burning Time, a graphic book project I've been working on with writer Jonathan Alexander. It's at the Viewpoint Gallery in the Student Center at UC Irvine.
October 2018. I showed some panels from a graphic book project I've been working on with writer Jonathan Alexander at 1888 Gallery in Orange, California, as part of the Lambda Literary Festival. More info here.
2017-18. I had a UCHRI grant to investigate neglected documents in minor archives. Joining me on this adventure were Maya Gurantz as chief collaborator, and Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, Nicole Beer, Kavita Philip, and Audra Eagle Yun as archive fanatics. More on this to come.
My essay "Alive in the Now: Ekphrasis in Philip K. Dick and William Gibson" is out in the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction.
November 7-11. I'm co-organizing the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) at UC Irvine. The theme is 'Experimental Engagements' and submissions are now open! In addition to papers, panels, and workshops, there are an art call, a special session hosted by ASLE, and a game studies stream. Check out the website or go directly to the SLSA submissions page on EasyChair.
Judy Malloy's book Social Media Archeology and Poetics is out from MIT Press, and I'm happy to say I have a chapter in it entitled "Pseudo Space: Experiments with Avatarism and Telematic Performance in Social Media".More information.
April 2015. My essay "Social Proxies and Real-World Avatars: Impersonation as a Mode of Capitalist Production" was in the Winter 2014 issue of Art Journal. If you want to read an e-version instead of the print version, send me an email.
I have had an online store and associated blog but am in the process of rethinking how that will work. The ecommerce options have greatly expanded since I first launched my store back in 2010 or so. More to come on this front. See the foot of this page for links to buy some of the books I've created or designed.
2019. Monkey Encyclopedia W provides a glimpse into the challenges and pleasures of Wikipedia editing through a feminist lens. Loosely organized around the letter ‘W’, this condensed and richly illustrated encyclopedia invites the reader to encounter some of the little-known women who have contributed to the fields of art, architecture, literature, science and beyond — and who are now being written back into public knowledge through Wikipedia. Here you will find the first woman to raft the entire length of the Grand Canyon alongside the woman who created a famous dress covered in iridescent beetle wings. Their individual stories illuminate Wikipedia's culture, especially the pitfalls that discourage new writers and prevent articles from being approved. If you’ve ever wondered why an entry was missing, or wanted to take a peek behind the scenes into the inner workings of ‘the encyclopedia of our times’, Monkey Encyclopedia W is the book for you. Now available from ICI Press.
These days I'm working with the Women in Red project trying to right the gender imbalance in Wikipedia entries. I do a few of these every month. For about a year, I ran monthly Wikipedia meetups at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry. These have been suspended due to other commitments; our last meetup in this series was the one on June 25, 2016. I plan to continue organizing or taking part in other Wikipedia workshops, and those will be announced as they occur.