I'm a writer and editor living in Berlin. I've contributed writing to The New York Times,The Atlantic, The Creative Independent, The Serving Library, and other web and print publications, mostly about the ways design, art, language, and technology shape culture and society.
I am an editor for Source Type, coming very soon, and for Are.na. On the Are.na blog, we run essays and interviews on topics like language parades, "Southern electronics,"women in hypertext, EDM and Amazon, and the poetry and activism of digital tools. The idea is to publish pieces on projects that don't necessarily have a means to an end, and instead give space for following our innate curiosity and sleuthing interests. With Walker Art, we co-published a series of essays by artists and technologists on their hopes for the future of the web, and we just published our second Are.na Annual, themed "tend," as in to care for or manage, to give your attention to, or to move toward a particular direction, an inclination or “tendency.” (Here's the first Annual from last year.)
I am also a contributing editor for Eye on Design, published by the graphic design non-profit AIGA. From 2017-2019 I edited the award-winning print magazine, which we published three times a year, each with a new theme and designer, and the aim to provide testimony to this moment in design.
Recently I've been thinking a lot about publishing as a practice for the creation of new networks and communities. Occasionally, I give lectures, guest critiques, and writing workshops. I also collaborate on various publishing projects, mostly with friends, and many times with people who don't consider themselves writers, but are. Otherwise, I enjoy calm waters and placid times.