Selected Writing

This is a collection of my favorite essays written and published over the course of the past decade or so. My interests in digital and visual culture are rooted in the earliest forms of digital publishing: First launched as an art school project and now long offline, my blog, Forward Retreat (2000-2008), was part of the cohort of American art blogs that bore initial influence on then-emerging digital publishing practices in the arts. My sensibilities were also honed as an early-aughts contributor to SFist and as the online editor of Curbed SF (since acquired by Vox and New York Magazine) and Art in America.

The Horrors of Being a Middle Age Woman in a Capitalist Society
Hyperallergic
2024
Review: Shana Moulton's "Meta/Physical Therapy" at the Museum of Modern Art
Half a Century Before Midjourney, There Was AARON
Hyperallergic
2024
Review: "Harold Cohen: AARON" at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Can We Free Ourselves from Algorithms?
Hyperallergic
2024
Review: Kyle Chayka's "Filterworld: How Algorithms Flattened Culture"
Interview Magazine (1969-2018): ‘An Enduring Symbol of Downtown Cool, Even as Downtown Became Disney’
Frieze
2018
A tribute to the iconic New York journal: a platform through which founder Andy Warhol operated as artist, hustler and public intellectual
The Museum Interface
Art in America
2014
A conversation with designer Rob Giampetro about museum technology and culture.
The Real Power of Open Innovation
Mousse Magazine
2014
A conversation with New York-based artists João Enxuto & Erica Love about the critical intersection of technology and institutions
Narcissism in the Digital Age
Frieze
2017
A review of Kristen Dombek's "The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism"
Safety in Numbers
Frieze
2014
Algorithms, Big Data and surveillance: what’s the response, and responsibility, of art? Jörg Heiser asked seven artists, writers and academics to reflect.
Off the Page
Frieze
2011
Paul Chan’s new publishing venture and the relationship between physical and virtual methods of book production
It's Complicated: The Institution as Publisher
Superscript Reader, Walker Art Center
2015
An op-ed on the politics that govern institutional publishing, written by invitation on the occasion of "Superscript: Arts Journalism and Criticism in a Digital Age" at the Walker Art Center
I Was Here
Paper Monument
2010
An investigation into the social role of gallery sign-in books as physical relics of experience in the digital age
Another ‘C’ Word: On Content and the (Techno) Curatorial
Redhook Journal (Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies)
2016
An (epic) essay on digital, linguistic, and curatorial intersectionality
A Thing Remade: A Conversation with Paul Chan
Rhizome
2011
A conversation with artist Paul Chan regarding his publishing venture, Badlands Unlimited, and its relationship to digital culture
What is Metahaven?
Frieze
2015
A critical analysis of the work of Dutch design studio Metahaven
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