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Indexical Landscapes (2015)

As a Visiting Critic at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA, I curated a “Indexical Landscapes” 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’s Graduate Program in International Affairs, and faculty member Margarita Gutman to join their “Urban Century” class in October 2013 to talk about media-centric approaches to the city. Their themes for the evening were “culture and representation,” and my lecture was part of the “formality/informality” module of the course — so I had to find a way to integrate these various themes. I found an appropriate ground, I think, in “dataspaces,” 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 — data that then, often, feeds back into the reshaping of the city. Here are the slides and text for my talk.