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Out of the Archive

Out of the Archive 2017-18. I have a UCHRI grant to investigate neglected documents in minor archives. Joining me on this adventure are Maya Gurantz as chief collaborator, and Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, Nicole Beer, Kavita Philip, and Audra Eagle Yun as archive fanatics. More on this will be forthcoming towards the end of the project.

Alive in the Now

My essay "Alive in the Now: Ekphrasis in Philip K. Dick and William Gibson" is out in the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction


wiki pic 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.

LACDA Exhibition

Fall 2018. I have work in the Open Source 2.0 exhibition at LACDA in Los Angeles, Sept. 13 - Oct. 6, 2018.

Writing the Future Conference

May 31, 2017. I took part in the Writing the Future Conference at UC Irvine.

Memory & Meaning Conference

wiki pic April 28, 2017. I spoke at the Memory & Meaning Conference at UC Irvine on my graphic book project with Jonathan Alexander, Burning Time. More about that to come.

With Everything but the Monkey's Head

Monkey's Head June-July 2016. I did a three-week residency at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry, Los Angeles, part of a longer-term project that aims at theorizing studio-based research in the visual arts. My residency for With Everything But the Monkey's Head ran June 20 through July 9, and there was a public finissage on July 9th from 7 to 9 pm. Here is an overview of the activities of my residency.

"Imposture as Improvisation."

Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies
Fall 2016. George Lewis and Ben Piekut's Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies is out in print. It includes my chapter "Imposture as Improvisation". More information.

"Social Proxies" Art Journal

Art Journal April 2015. My essay "Social Proxies and Real-World Avatars: Impersonation as a Mode of Capitalist Production" is 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.


wiki pic 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.

My store

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.

older news...


100/10 delta 2 book
100/10 Δ2 (limited edition)


Searching for Sebald book
Searching for Sebald (paperback)


WOW book
World of World (paperback)


Benjamin's Blind Spot
Benjamin's Blind Spot (paperback)


Descriptious book cover
Descriptious #1 (paperback)


Galileo book
Galileo in America (paperback)