103 S. Main St., Lockhart TX dressed as Miracle Gifts
From May to October 2015 my building was leased by the Warner Brothers team producing season two of HBO’s The Leftovers. Thanks to their their skilled application of movie magic, the City of Lockhart’s historic district portrayed the fictional town of Jarden and my building, 103 South Main, was transformed into “Miracle Gifts.”
The dressing was convincing; I witnessed more than one civilian mistake it for a functioning gift shop. Read more
I’ll presenting a session at MCN2015 in Minneapolis this November, in collaboration with Sarah Wambold. Titled WordPress as Museum Web CMS: Development and Content Strategy, the core audience for this discussion will be web teams considering implementing a CMS (or switching from another), are evaluating WordPress and want to know what to expect. Read more
Clockshop is an arts organization in Los Angeles, working “at the intersection of politics, urban space, and cultural production to explore the forces that shape our lived environment.” They do a lot of site-specific programming involving locations and communities in the city. Read more
Campers outside the MAH in Santa Cruz, CA. August 2015
MuesumCamp this year was amazing! Kudos to Nina Simon, Beck Trench and the team of organizers for crafting such a well-thought-out experience enabling 100+ of us to work through ideas of space and community. Read more
In 2014 I was fortunate to work with A Strange Object , a small press in Austin Texas, on Covered with Fur, their vision for an online literary magazine. I became involved during the later stages of the process, to help them with their final push, and was curious to know how the project had developed from inception. So I asked my collaborator Joe Costello, a usability specialist with a background in small press publishing, to flesh out the story...
It’s the second one from the corner.
I’ve bought a 100+ year-old commercial building on the historic square of Lockhart, TX. It’s two story, attached, masonry. Having been previously used as an office, the first floor contains a reception room, three offices, a meeting room and restroom. Read more
I recently redesigned the top-navigation of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History's website. Working closely with Museum staff, I simplified the nav and introduced a modern, mobile-responsive interface pattern.
I’ll be presenting at Museums and the Web in April. Sarah Wambold and I have put together a talk on Agile project management methodologies for museum website redevelopment projects we’re calling “Building the car while driving it.” We’ll be presenting on the first day of the conference, Thursday, April 09. Read more
The First Paragraph of a Cyborg Manifesto is a self-directed web piece made of three elements: letterforms, colored shapes and code.
The letterforms, in Arial, are derived from the eponymous first paragraph of Donna Haraway’s 1991 essay. Her work posits the image of the cyborg as an identity model unencumbered by gendered language’s historical baggage. Read more
The October 2014 issue of Art In America was filled with pleasant surprises (Harsh Patel, Fluxus, Richard Tuttle), but the core was a series of articles on museums’ relationship to graphic design and the web. I was impressed by how these pieces were able to capture some of the issues and discussions currently being engaged with on the ground. Read more
Next month I’ll be teaching a “Websites for Artists” workshop at LIFT in Toronto. It’ll take place Monday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 17 2014, from 6 to 10 pm. From the programme:
This two-evening workshop provides an overview of how to establish a web presence from the preparation of content to the creation of a website for their artistic medium. Read more