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Making the future happen sooner with style & substance. -- my mantra


My professional experience started while I was getting my BFA at NYU running my own one-woman web-dev shop. Upon graduation, I became a front-end developer at Soft Origins, a small software consulting company where I worked on a job recruitmen… Read More
Making the future happen sooner with style & substance. -- my mantra


My professional experience started while I was getting my BFA at NYU running my own one-woman web-dev shop. Upon graduation, I became a front-end developer at Soft Origins, a small software consulting company where I worked on a job recruitment software and content management systems. From there, I became the design technologist and developer advocate at LTU technologies, a global image recognition company based in Tokyo and Paris. My responsibilities were to develop and design the company identity as well as manage the API developer community, attend conferences and get people amped up on image recognition. We also won The New York Times hack day best use of their API with flixlinq, a movie poster app.

It was there that I discovered my calling for working with developers and creating innovative apps and sites. Most recently, I have set off on my own to explore several new projects, among them:
-- bndl, an interactive, customizable tumblr theme-builder, which allows bloggers to showcase their pinterest feeds.
-- AA-aid, an HTML5 app that will allow alcoholics to find meetings easily and connect with other users.
-- Doodly (working title), a collaborative timeline-based drawing app inspired by Mr. Doob for Battle of the Braces.
-- Paraflex.css, a parallaxing CSS3 framework using the flex-box model so people can make beautiful transitioning apps and sites without even looking at JavaScript (unless they want to.) Read Less
While I love coding & design, I’m equally excited about evangelizing great products and technologies. In short, I’ve been a successful developer advocate, work well with software engineers and understand their needs, have excellent presentation and communication skills, know how to network like there's no tomorrow… Read More
While I love coding & design, I’m equally excited about evangelizing great products and technologies. In short, I’ve been a successful developer advocate, work well with software engineers and understand their needs, have excellent presentation and communication skills, know how to network like there's no tomorrow, and as a developer myself, I know and understand (intuitively and empirically) what will resonate with the developer community. Read Less
The best part about Postmodernism is the lines that it blurs, and the boundaries it breaks by defining itself as a fluid, ever-changing structure.
My work is compromised of various videos, installations, sculptures and 2-dimensional works that manifest in an infinite variety of formats. OK, so he was a Nazi, … Read More
The best part about Postmodernism is the lines that it blurs, and the boundaries it breaks by defining itself as a fluid, ever-changing structure.
My work is compromised of various videos, installations, sculptures and 2-dimensional works that manifest in an infinite variety of formats. OK, so he was a Nazi, but there will always be a place in my heart, a large place in my heart, for Heidegger’s quickly churned book “Being and Time”. And the fact that it was written quickly is of prominent importance here. I propagate a rushed artistic practice, one devoid of dwelling on the unsubstantial details and simply honing in on the preliminarily important elements of a piece. I believe that after the basic construction is formed, all the garnishes are inconsequential...at least that’s how it’s always been in my work.
The method I intend on championing from here on in (or for the foreseeable future, nevertheless) is one of viral promotion and art that takes place in an interactive, kinetic setting. I intend on creating several different websites with videos that can be accessed and matched in infinite different way to other websites, and would also like to link up to already created websites that have nothing to do with me, furthering an inter-connected network, or as Nam June Paik would say “information superhighway”.
According to Heidegger, we humans strive to concretely understand our manner of being. I find that desire to be very limiting, and the sense of self and sense of the objective universe that surrounds us to be a part of an intellectual battle we are fated to lose. By existing in different formats, each video I create questions the concept of “being” and “self” in their multitude of configurations.
It is such a rad occurrence that this is a watershed generation in the realm of Postmodernism. I love how oddly meta-textual the progression of the term “postmodernism” truly is. From the word’s inception in 1939, created by our beloved Clement Greenberg in his Partisan Review essay “Avant-Garde and Kitsch”, the movement has experienced a multitude of defining characteristics, and that is a rare find--- an expression with unequivocal kinetic tendencies. As Adorno notes re Modernism, it is constitutionally incapable of being explored within a realm of abstraction, and is confined to the limited bowels of bland, literal and direct interpretations. The initial unstructured essence of postmodern art disapproval of Modernism formal purities throughout the early
20th century evolved in its nature to truly encapsulate the medium I work within most frequently and ardently. The number of ways to control and cater to the audience’s reception of a piece is staggering, which in turn becomes the quintessential definition of “postmodern”.
I want my artwork to easily transcend its digital/cyber stylings and enter the meatspace of reality by affect the audience on a visceral level that continues to exist after the concrete time the viewer spends with it. I aim to achieve this seemingly unattainable triumph by thinking of myself as an experience distribution firm, and I expand my clientele with a variety of circulation techniques. I recently created a twelve-channel video installation comprised of primarily retro television monitors that were digitized to accommodate a DVD player. I love to describe my work as the image of the “vintage
future” (I love that term!) and the decade-spanning aesthetic of the installation echoes the capabilities of the postmodern approach to art even as a piece in itself. The most convincing and identifiable trait of my work in reference to postmodernism is how a single artwork as a final piece (I consider the recent installation a final piece, although I recycle the footage and sculptural elements on repeat) possesses the self-referential aspects that my oeuvre as a whole proudly totes, enabling the work to fold and build upon itself.
The next format the work takes, which you will experience, is the basic Internet format—a simple inventory of various short films on youtube. The viewer is able to watch as little or as much as desired without feeling forced to sit through the entirety of the shorts--- a sense of faithful obligatory attendance that exists when an artist decides to screen their work.
Ultimately, however, I want to stretch out over the whole worldwide web, creating website conduits where the web surfer is their own personal navigator. And in a way to connect my work to the Internet as a whole, I would like to somehow indirectly reference other websites, previously existing work. This action will have a mild resonance of appropriation attached to it, but more aptly that of an homage to preexisting information and creations in and out of the web. We are living in a perennially changing period now, with technology moving along, constantly reinterpreting the meaning of postmodernism, and it is a real delight to be a part of it. Read Less
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