Traveling to West Bamfield on Vancouver Island is no easy feat. The trip took two days, but well worth the journey. After flying into Vancouver on Friday evening, I met up with my robot-making design collaborator, Rebecca Tegtmeyer, and we took the Skytrain downtown […]
Last fall, I attended the Cumulus Conference in Hong Kong to present my work on an open model of community engagement in social design. The conference, hosted by HKDI (Hong Kong Design Institute) in Kowloon was five days long, including an opening exhibition and reception (on Monday), […]
New York, Design Incubation, The New School, College Arts Association, Cooper Hewitt Museum, Birthday parties, oh my
An amazing city, always buzzing with people, and an infinite amount of things to do.
From Design as Artifact to Design as Process: Applying an Open Model to Community Engagement in Social Design
In recent years, we have seen a significant shift in the field of design, from design as an artifact to design as a process.
Over the holiday break, I was introduced to a new form of digital making called generative art. Also referred to as algorithmic art or computer art, this type of work produces visual art in a digital format through a programming language called Processing and can be interactive, animated, […]
We had more things on our to-do list then we could have accomplished in a week, yet we were still able to see and experience a great range of Edinburgh’s history and culture, natural landscape, architecture, art, shopping, and more.
Place-based workshop captures essence of local neighborhood discussions during the Art and Place Conference in Memphis
Like many cities that struggle with under-developed, neglected neighborhoods, Memphis has experienced an influx of artistic interventions focused on community renewal in many different forms and applications.
Stumbled Upon Dougherty’s Stickwork Project in Salem, MA: Reminiscent of the haunting stories of witch trials
A day trip with the family unfolds as a historic tour of public art, sculpture, typography, and design.
The second annual exhibition of the Intersections of Typography opened at Memphis College of Art in January. Students across many disciplines showcased work that highlighted typography as art form in 2D, 3D, analog and digital formats. The exhibition ran until February 2016 in the Lower Gallery […]
Over the last year, I have embarked on a new research endeavor initiated by my interest in research collaborations with design colleagues at other institutions and driven by the technological tools that make said work possible. As a researcher, writer, and maker, initial investigations of types […]
After city regulations halted the Art Crosswalks project in conjunction with Downtown Memphis Commission, local artists at MCA with volunteer community members executed their designs in partnership with Overton Park. This project crosses the boundaries between artistic interventions, broadly defined as public art that encourages moments of […]