An essay in Triple Canopy on the post-pandemic exchange of faces for interfaces, suits for sweats, presence for liveness, and freedom for safety.
An installation at the RISD Museum that asks how artworks and decor—as well as fictions and fashions—give rise to nations and nationalities.
An exhibition on public speech organized by Triple Canopy and Public Fiction at the MCA Chicago.
A yearlong Public Engagement residency at the Hammer Museum; a congregation of listeners who strive to hear and comprehend everything.
A a listening test in the form of an installation at Bard’s Hessel Museum: tanpura drones, the speech of the prototypical Midwestern man, hi-fi propaganda, records by Led Zeppelin and ABBA, and personal artifacts.
An essay on the artist Angela Bulloch, fantasies and disappointments of virtual life, the relatability of automatons, Jungian archetypes in marketing guides, and the transformation of cities into templates from computer-aided-design programs.
A response to the question: why (more) Katy Perry? A lecture, illustrated with chart-toppers, on the use of consumer-behavior data and neurobiology research in the production of pop songs that are guaranteed to be pleasing to as many listeners as possible.