Projects

  • Coin Collector

    Coin Collector helps you on your journey of giving up on desires associated with money. Find freedom in the release of your associations with paper money, fiat currency, government control, and even precious metals. Once you start your crypto collection, you will see economic value and exchange through a whole new lens. The materiality of […]

  • A Public Service

    In January 2020, my book A Public Service: Whistleblowing, Disclosure, and Anonymity was released. It was published by OR Books and edited by Tim Harper with a great deal of help by Margaret Schneider. You can buy it right now at OR’s site or on Amazon. This is a book for anyone who has thought about disclosing information, those who are interested in protecting their […]

  • Resistant Systems: Welcome

    A solo show at The Muted Horn gallery in Cleveland, OHDecember 1, 2018 – January 3, 2019 Resistant Systems: Welcome is the launch of a new digital-focused wellness lifestyle brand. RS provides the tools, books, products, and looks needed to become secure. This unveiling includes the release of the Digital Resistance Kit and the Manual […]

  • Digital Resistance Kit

    Digital Resistance Kit provides you with the tools for a true identity detox. Let go of your digital profile and find clarity in anonymously browsing the web and pseudonymously communicating with others. Everyone knows who you are online — release your true inner strength through anonymity. A collaboration with Demerritt Pauwels Editions. Kit includes the […]

  • A Man and A Woman

    This piece simply documents a moment. Hillary Clinton speaks to a nation and concedes victory to Donald Trump. At the same time Americans — or at least identities on social media — activate the digital moment around her.

  • Data Transmissions

    Data Transmissions is a series of letterpress prints of cell-phone screenshots, collected through an open call on social media, that reflects on the value of data and its processing. A selection of the submitted screenshots were translated into letterpress through a physical process of hand-setting metal type, cutting linoleum blocks, and using a Vandercook mechanical […]

  • Echoings

    Society has reached a new plateau in the continuous snowballing of technological progress; we stand at a place where we need devices on our bodies or in our homes. The Echo is an internet-connected device produced by Amazon to be a voice-first virtual assistant that lives in your home, much like Siri on an iPhone. […]

  • Cryptotherapy

    An installation shown at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art from May 16 to May 22, 2016. The text below is by Mardee Goff, Curator of BMoCA. CryptoTherapy is an installation by Los Angeles-based artist Tim Schwartz that utilizes the front windows of BMoCA. Covering each windowpane with a white sheet, Schwartz has created an opaque layer […]

  • Escapism

    Solo exhibition at Leon Gallery in Denver, CO, March 12th – April 24th, 2016. Escapism explores the spaces between worlds. It asks us, as viewers, to place ourselves somewhere between the analogue and the digital, between the physical and the virtual, challenging us to consider the ways in which these seemingly disparate worlds interact and overlap. […]

  • Bookends

    A show at the Visual Arts Gallery at the University of California, San Diego. Shown from December 2014 – January 2015.  

  • Book Futures

    A two person show with Brigita Ozolins at the SASA Gallery in Adelaide, Australia. The show was curated by Daniel Chaffee and Jennifer Rutherford. I had two pieces in the show: Playing the Library and eScape 50. Book Futures Catalog Text by Jennifer Rutherford Run your finger down a spine and remember where you were when you first touched that body. What desire kindled in […]

  • Playing the Library

    Installed at the SASA Gallery in Adelaide, Australia for the show Book Futures. The piece Playing the Library attempts to actively document how people browse library books, where the library is treated as an instrument that can be played. A custom book scanner was built that could be moved around and deployed at a library quickly, this gives performers complete […]

  • eScape 50

    For the last two years I have been experimenting with eInk screens, you might have seen these screens in a Kindle. They are matte, grey-scale, and interestingly only require power to change the image on the screen. For the show Book Futures in Australia I created a new piece comprised of fifty of these screens. […]

  • Terms of Service

    An edition of 16 books created for the show Pulp Atlas, which brought together 12 artists to each create a new book for the show. Because I did not know most of the other artists, I decided to use their names as the starting point for my piece. I did basic internet searches on their […]

  • Materials On Reserve

    The Penrose Library at Denver University was recently renovated and now a majority of DU’s books are stored offsite. To checkout a book now, one goes to the library, finds the book on a computer, requests it, and then waits a few days to receive it. Along with this move to offsite storage, the university […]

  • Outtakes

    Blank pages were removed from the 400+ used books purchased for the show Materials On Reserve. This included colored endsheets, pages stamped “Discarded”, and original checkout card pages. From these pages eight books were created. Each book is unique and is bound to the smallest page in the book, allowing the larger pages to protrude […]

  • Loss Studies

    By sifting through the digital Google versions of the 400+ books that were purchased for the show Materials On Reserve, I found four pages that depict anomalies or errors in the scanning and digitization of books into ebooks. The prints are complemented by physical copies of the scanned books.

  • Reading Between the Lines

    A barcode scanner is attached to two receipt printers. The books in the exhibition Materials On Reserve can be scanned and two receipts are printed. Each receipt contains information on the book and a QR code links to the digital version of the book. One receipt is for the viewer, while the others pile up […]

  • Commodify.us

    A collaboration with Birgit Bachler, Walter Langelar, and Owen Mundy. Created during a _moddr residency @ WORM in Rotterdam, The Netherlands Commodify.us is a web application that allows people to visualize and license their Facebook data directly to marketers. After exporting their data from Facebook and uploading it to commodify.us, users can choose to license […]

  • Loss, Meaning and Melancholy

    I recently finished a paper discussing my last series of works in the context of melancholy in the digital age. The abstract is below and the entire paper is available as a pdf: Loss, Meaning, and Melancholy in the Digital Age Abstract As society has absorbed the cornucopia of digital technologies of the late twentieth and […]

  • Botanical Loss

    A series of 11 prints derived from loss in the digitization process of the famous “The Temple of Flora.” In1799 Robert John Thornton released the first installment of the book, it was the first large color floral volume ever produced. Inspired by Linnaeus, the founder of modern botany, Thornton set out to represent the newly […]

  • Reimagining Wild Bill

    In 1865 Wild Bill killed Dave Tutt in the town square in Springfield, MO. This quick-draw style duel was recorded and portrayed to the public in a Harper’s Monthly article in 1867. Full of tall tales straight from Wild Bill’s mouth, this article played into the creation of the mythology of the wild west, specifically […]

  • Modern Methods of Book Composition

    Limited edition book. 6 copies. Includes digital offset book and Amazon Kindle, both hand bound and in slipcase. Theodore Low De Vinne is one of the fathers of book publishing in America. He was one of the nine founders of the Grolier Club, the commissioner of the font Century, and the most prolific writer on book […]

  • STAT-US

    In 2010, I spent six months traveling the United States in a mobile research lab, visiting over fifty libraries, museums, and archives investigating what is being lost as these institutions transition into collecting and storing digital artifacts. Out of this research I created three new artworks (Botanical Loss, Modern Methods of Book Composition, and Reimagining Wild Bill) and […]

  • Ruin

    Dripping directly out of the structure of the building, this piece is in a continuous state of oxidation. Nozzles at the top of the sculpture spray salt water onto the sculpture which in turn rusts the iron. The piece was first installed at the Oceanside Museum of Art and then shown at compactspace gallery in Los […]

  • World Conspiracy

    World Conspiracy represents an individual’s conception of the world. This piece was constructed through the analysis of over 10,000 documents saved by an anonymous conspiracy theorist from September 19, 2001 to January 15, 2009. The frequency with which a country is mentioned in these documents dictates the size of that country. For example, Israel and […]

  • America’s View of the World

    At the Teen Studio in the New Children’s Museum, visitors participated in “America’s View of the World” by tearing out newspaper articles and pasting them on a map of the world – the resulting mass of pasted articles created a topography that represents which countries and places the news media are writing about. The installation […]

  • New York Times Data Grapher

    Click here to go to the Data Graphing Interface Last year I wrote a data mining application that can automatically gather term usage data from the New York Times website. I used this data for a number of my projects including Geohistoriography and Command Center. I have just released a public version of the graphing interface […]

  • Geohistoriography

    This show captures how America views the world as seen through the lens of the American media. All data was collected from the New York Times, namely the number of articles written about a certain country for each year. The two wall drawings are representations of the 2008 state of America’s view of the world. […]

  • Command Center

    Command Center replays the last 150 years of history, by showing the frequency of terms used in the New York Times. Over a four minute period, the four digit LED display counts the years from 1851 to 2008. At the same time the gauges move to their respective values, each of which represents the number […]

  • Card Catalog

    A card catalog designed to hold all of the songs on my iPod, 7,390 songs. Each song is cataloged on a single card. The cards are organized in reverse chronological order, that is the songs I listened to most recently are in the front of the catalog, and the songs I haven’t listened to in […]

  • Paris

    The piece is attached via a network cable to the internet where it monitors news and search results for “paris hilton” and “paris france” and displays an average result in real-time.

  • Art Ticker

    A collaboration by Fame Theory. While looking through the data collected for famegame.com, we began to realize that some big name artists were turning up in the socialite database. Cross-referencing the artists showing at Art Basel Miami with the socialite database yielded 150 artist matches. Using the data already accrued on these artists, a LED […]

  • Fame Game

    A collaboration with Fame Theory. Fame Game began as an investigation into the growth of celebrity in our media. By analyzing red-carpet events we came up with a map of the socialite/celebrity world consisting of 120,000 individuals and 6,000 organizations. We could intimately understand who scratched who’s back. This raw data eventually turned into a […]

  • Google Image Periodic Table

    I created a periodic table of elements by taking the first image returned by google when the name of an element was searched for. This piece creates a snapshot of what our culture associates with these particular words. For example, Platinum is associated with a hair color most often, Krypton with Superman, and Lithium with […]