1981:
Born Cleveland, OH

2000-2003:
Studies at Arcosanti, An Urban Laboratory

2003-2006:
First experiments with electronic music composition. Co-founds independent music label MoSo. Manager of the smart greenhouse at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

2006-2009:
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visual Critical Studies. Research in the computer music of Maryanne Amacher, Iannis Xenakis, & philosophy of Modernism. Thesis on the cultural history of boredom

2008-2013:
Contributing Editor for The Platypus Review. Essays on Trotsky's theory of art, drone music, Iannis Xenakis, social art practices, reviews of The Creative Time Summit, Adorno's Philosophy of New Music 

2010:
Editor/Founder of Chicago Art Criticism. Reviews of local artists, Iranian electronic music, Autechre, the use of gradients in contemporary art, representations of glass in culture, & more

2011:
Editor at 491. Essays on geometric abstraction, monochromes in painting, net art
Music works released on Avant-Archive

2012-2015:
Investigations into 'minor art', e.g. modern aphorisms and literary fragments, and musical miniatures. (Klee, Kafka, Walser, Satie etc.)
Poetry works: 'Not Nothing'
Fiction: How Long Will It Go On?
Independent essays for Art & Education, Poooool, The Hypocrite Reader, diSONARE

2016-present:
Co-Founder of Caesura, an online criticism project. Essays on Jon Rafman, research into contemporary algorithmic culture, assistance with exhibitions at Pulitzer Arts Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

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