An Artist's Identity (?) vs (?) The Identity Artist
Meditations on Digital Intimacy 101
Potentially Soul Sucking : Participating in Pop Culture
Post-Glitch : Bodies of Error 


This seminar style workshop aims to derive a definition of "labour" as a group. Using Kim Kardashian as an foundation, we begin the session by watching her interview at the Re/code conference as she discusses her work in reality tv and mobile gaming. Because it has long been argued that Kim does "nothing" (in other words, she does not work or perform labour) in order to be the famous controversial or even taboo celebrity figure that she is, we must ask ourselves how she has gained so much notoriety. Our investigations leads us to how we, as a society, devalue certain types of labour. 

Just a few of the questions this seminar asks are : is taking selfies work? Is living your everyday life work? Do you have to be at a job to perform work? What does it mean to be rewarded for work? What should and shouldn't happen at a work? What kind of work "deserves" to be rewarded and what kind of work doesn't? 


The phrases "emotional labour," "digital labour," and "woman's work," are explored in pursuit of our collective definition, followed by a discussion on how we can use it to think more consciously about our product and service design choices. 

#decolonizaition #feministEcologies

Digital Death, 
Creating a Cybr-Legacy

With the help of apps, corporations, and social media, we push more and more personal data onto the internet every day. From information about our heart rate to mere passing thoughts, everything is recorded and put onto a server to be preserved for the foreseeable future. Sometimes these services selectively delete unpopular data to make room for new users and new content while others choose to archive it all-- even if you decide to try to delete it yourself. Due to the highly sensitive nature of most of these data, major security measures are implemented to protect users’ privacy. This experimental lecture/shop discusses what these security measures may mean for us post-mortem and what happens to the info that we once shared. For example, is it possible for others to gain access to our data if we didn’t get the chance to tell them how? Can we give this information away like a family heirloom? Digital Death & Post-data collection Cyber_Legacies presents a space to discuss what it means when our most personal content continues an independent existence even after our physical selves have passed. 

#digitalDeath #afterlife #technoPresence #dataCollection #memorial


Playpatch.PD shows how to make stand alone applications containing a simple mixtape playback functions in the Pure Data visual programming environment. 

The idea discuss the evolution of the mixtape format from:
mixTAPE (music on tape)
to mixCD (music arranged on a cd),  
mixZIP (music selected by file and compressed to be transferred)
to the shareLIST (curated playlists on youtube or spotify)
to something different! 

As the technology has advanced we've left behind the tactility and exclusivity of the mixtape. The joy of receiving a mixtape is that most of the time, it is an intimate artifact ~ made for only us in mind. 

This workshops seeks to recapture what it means to give and receive items in the digital age and how we can create intimacy through immaterial objects. By gifting an application, we are initiating a kind of unboxing and asking listeners to interact with a unique environment tailor-made for their experience while listening to a carefully curated sonic selection. 

#mixtapes #customization #newFormats #giftgiving #intimacy

Research :
The Matrix Method

This workshop is geared toward first year fine arts students experimenting with creativity to discover long-term research topics. 

Based off of a reductive 4 x 4 x 4 graphing chart, this workshops provides a more formalized methodology in effort to juxtapose the otherwise self-organized approaches common in art and practice based research. 

Starting with the students' broad categories of interest, the Matrix narrows them into specific, subcatagorical keywords. Using these keywords students can further narrow their focus by searching library databases and other archives to find inspirational material and like-minded authors to support the development of their practice.  

#research #method #brainstorm #visualization
29 SEPT 2015 @ parsons paris