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Indexical Landscapes (2015)

As a Visiting Critic at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA, I curated a¬†‚ÄúIndexical Landscapes‚ÄĚ symposium on October 29, 2015. Participants included¬†Emily Bills,¬†Participating Adjunct Professor and Coordinator, Urban Studies Program,¬†Woodbury University;¬†Tim Durfee, Professor, Graduate Media Design Practices Program, ArtCenter College of Design;¬†Jesse LeCavalier,¬†Assistant Professor, School of Architecture,¬†New Jersey Institute of Technology;¬†Mark Vallianatos,¬†Policy Director, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute,¬†Occidental College;¬†Lorie Velarde,¬†Geographic Information Systems Analyst,¬†Irvine Police Department;¬†Jason Weems,¬†Associate Professor of American Art and Visual Culture,¬†University of California, Riverside; and¬†Richard Wheeler,¬†Adjunct faculty, Graduate Media Design Practices: Field,¬†ArtCenter College of Design.

with Tim Durfee, Professor, Graduate Media Design Practices Program, ArtCenter College of Design, on the Now, There: Scenes from the Post-Geographic City exhibition, co-curated with Mimi Zeiger 

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DataSpaces: InFORMing the Urban Landscape (2013)

I was invited by Michael Cohen, director of The New School‚Äôs Graduate Program in International Affairs, and faculty member Margarita Gutman to join their ‚ÄúUrban Century‚ÄĚ class in October 2013¬†to talk about media-centric approaches to the city. Their themes for the evening were ‚Äúculture and representation,‚ÄĚ and my lecture was part of the ‚Äúformality/informality‚ÄĚ module of the course ‚ÄĒ so I had to find a way to integrate these various themes. I found an appropriate ground, I think, in ‚Äúdataspaces,‚ÄĚ which I interpreted in two ways: (1) dedicated spaces within the city where we create, store, route, and access data; and (2) the city itself a substrate for generating data¬†about¬†itself ‚ÄĒ data that then, often, feeds back into the reshaping of the city.¬†Here¬†are the slides and text for my talk.