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.
An essay on the myths made by institutions and artists.
An essay on representations of the people in art and populist movements.
A fiction on the cult of instruction.
A conversation with artist David Horvitz about the standardization of time, space, and communication—and the ways in which we can resist and evade standardization by attending to the rhythms of our bodies (as well as the auditory landscapes of nineteenth-century villages).
An essay about the bonds formed by words, the relationship between language and reality, for the book Paul Ramirez Jonas: Public Trust.
In the February–March 2017 issue of Mousse, I published “What Do We Know?,” an essay about art in the so-called post-truth era.