MFA in Communications Design, Pratt Institute, 2018
BS in Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
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For two years photography of corporate identities within art
museums was collected. These identities are found on TVs
and projectors containing the artwork. Museums and galleries can hang these
banners to advertise what is already being promoted within
By utilizing Bitcoin, this project speculates the possibility
of seeing every transaction made within a local area. Aside
from eliminating the power of existing financial institutions
by using Bitcoin, advertisements can be generated by purchases
made in the neighborhood instead of having ads that
are purchased by corporations to influence what gets bought.
For example, if an iPhone is bought and that information is
represented on these new, digital billboards, then an iPhone
advertisement is shown. Other transaction types are also
displayed including salaries, campaign contributions, donations,
and returns. Having financial transparency exposes
all controlling infrastructure. Trans(parent)actions
In being told what to buy, consumers are not fully aware
of what is behind products. Companies are selling their goods
and services, while also controlling consumer data within
their imperfect infrastructure. This control of data is not
what customers are choosing to buy, but does still come with
the product. Within the corporate infrastructure that maintains
data, the customers become the products themselves.
Within the website experience of Selling Data
Breaches, the bottom layer consists of various corporations
explaining their data breaches and the top layer contains
QVC screenshots. The products are removed from QVC to
unveil the hidden corporate identity behind them. The text
describes how companies should approach data breaches
and is produced by the Federal Trade Commission. When
viewing the project online, sound can also be heard both
from the corporations explaining their data breaches and
the QVC hosts repeating positive adjectives and phrases
that are used to sell products. QVC
Identity proposal for Flatiron Moon. Developed during Typography Summer School 2017. Flatiron Moon
Horoscopes for Teen Vogue.
Pretending to be Google, a short survey was sent out to over
100 emails. The email asked “What is your resolution?
Describe your quality. What file format are you?” Those who
did not respond to the cultural probe were sent a virtual
world full of symbolism to the cloud. Constructed cloud was
built using the physical structure of the Google offices in
New York City, various computer hardware pieces, and
the control of data by cloud platforms. This project is
the beginnings of an exploration to build a virtual world
that represents the physicality of the cloud that users are
unknowingly living in.
Spreads for ADER error.
In understanding the blurred line between the physical and
digital in regards to infrastructure, Plain Data asks: What
if data traveling through the cloud was visible and tangible?
The network is surveilled by this device to obtain data packets
and automatically print them out on a receipt printer–
allowing the digital to become the physical. In the not so
distant future, the receipt printer is repurposed to sell data.
Each piece of data printed is only one copy of the product.
The same packet can be resold by data providers to an endless
amount of new buyers.
Exhibition art direction.
Looking at architecture as the most intuitive example of
infrastructure, it is immediately seen how built structures
confine humans. While we are not using all of the architecture
around us, we are controlled by how we navigate
In Exposed, the parts of buildings that did not contain
light were removed to create a new, distorted skyline. This
distortion conformed to people and not the inverse.