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Theory

In the early eighties, I began my practice as a critic rather than as a visual artist. Trained at the Columbia University School of Architecture which had a strongly theoretic position during that era of paper architecture, I finished my studies and immediately began writing about what was then termed the “cross-over” between architecture and art. My first jobs, post-graduate-school, were editorial, first at a magazine that was eventually renamed ID: the Magazine of International Design, and then at Artforum. During my last days at ID, I began to produce art works inspired by the utopian architecture of the 18th century.

After practicing art for several years, a practice that included writing reviews for the various art magazines as well as curating exhibitions for a variety of not-for-profit institutions and writing artist’s catalogs, in the mid-nineties, I began to produce the illustrated books that resulted in my publishing A Child’s Machiavelli and Dr. Faustie’s Guide to Real Estate Development for the “trade.” My critical practice at that time ceased.

In 2004, Claudia Herbst, a colleague from Pratt Institute, invited me to write a paper with her for the 2005 College Art Association conference. What resulted was a re-vivifying of my critical practice. Listed below is a survey of this recent work.

 

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2011
The Real-Fake (exhibition, conference, on-line catalog)

2011
The Digital Any-Space-Whatever: Screening Program for College Art Association


2011
The Simulationists (exhibition, evening of performance, symposium)


2010
Babydoll (NWSA paper)

2010
Under Fire: 3D Animation Pedagogy and Industry Complicity in New Media Education (panel)


2007
Kurt Hentschlaeger: Feed (essay for multiple catalogs)


2007
Can Geeks be Humanists? (panel and paper)


2006
Can We Fall in Love With a Machine? (panel)


2006
Can We Fall in Love With a Machine? (exhibit)


2005
Virtual Sex: The Female Body in Digital Art