This book you are holding is a junkyard
An adaptation of Jussi Parikka’s essay, “Malware as Operational Art: On the If/Then of Geopolitics and Tricksters,” from Het Nieuwe Instituut’s 2019 exhibition, Malware: Symptoms of Viral Infection. Parikka’s text encourages a reconsideration of glitches and instances of computer failure as the norm.
The structure of this book references the skeletal syntax of the web and the layered, nested anatomy of HTML. Smaller moves—the unravelling typography and cut paper revealing a computer-generated texture on the inner folds—seek to reinforce this theme of perceived danger, offering an uneasy, anti-reader friendly experience. (Full PDF. Published on Fonts In Use)
Computer Grass is Natural Grass
This poster explores physicality and spatiality in digital design through nonlinear, self-guided ways of moving through information. Inspired by skeuomorphism, decentralized networks, and breadcrumb navigation, different entries are threaded together by interweaving designers, artists, technologists, and researchers across time. The expressive side of this poster references manuscripts that create space for involved, multilayered discussion. (Full PDF.)
During my journey learning about interface aesthetics and critical code studies, I’ve been reconsidering the assumed neutrality and objectivity of white space. Currently building a microsite to house (and reshuffle) the information in this poster, as well as a related interactive document about prototyping interfaces and informal digital space.
Assets for an imagined festival, Basic Space, that explores meme formats as liminal spaces. Hover states on the microsite reveal not only the skeleton of the title’s letterforms, but also additional information about the festival.
The background patterns of accompanying posters are generative abstract compositions of four common meme formats, programmed with Drawbot and letterpress printed.
Accompanying artwork for WUPR (Washington University Political Review) articles.
Sketches and Experiments
Some microsites home to some writing: a stream of consciousness website heavily inspired by Neil Gaiman's American Gods, personal experiences, and the web at large.