I love films, architecture, and cities. I'm intrigued by what new media mean for our public life and our rights and powers as citizens.
I work in architectural and urban design, independent film, and visual art. And I write on the connections between urban representations, social and political contexts, and the material and experiential aspects of the city. I'm especially interested in vernacular (naive?) urban environments: the prairie city, and the curious hybrid spaces we find in cities around the world which don't quite fit the definitions of "urban," "natural," or "rural."
The featured video to the right uses Google Earth to track along the 49th parallel, that is, the prairie border between Canada and the United States. It's about a few other parallels: parallel countries, parallel modes of imaging and imagining, parallels between political, technical, and visual territories. Last year it was included in the show Movable Borders at Furtherfield Gallery in London, England.