Life Happens

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I can’t believe I haven’t posted to my blog in over four months. I remember back in 2011, I forced myself to post everyday and found that to be incredibly time consuming. It took a lot of energy, even if it was sharing content (not even producing content – content curation is its own beast, by the way). That being said, many wonderful things have happened since April. Actually, many great things have happened since last year and I am only now realizing, I’ve been doing a horrendous job at sharing.

Here are a few things…

  • Carla Gannis’s work A Subject Self Identified was covered in The Creators Project as well as being long listed for the prestigious Lumen Prize. I highly encourage you to support the project by purchasing a digital copy of the book or one of the limited edition hardcovers. If you want to know exactly why I’m sharing this news, you’ll just have to click on the links. šŸ˜‰
  • Sat on a panel titled theĀ “Automated Personality” with brilliant minds for the Theorizing the Web 2016 conference
  • The last week of April, I finished up curating the MFA students at UC Santa Cruz for their group show, Blindspot. Wonderful, bright, and such a great group.
  • Discussed tumblr with Jenna Wortham and Kimberly Drew during the FACETS conference in May. It took a lot to notĀ fangirl Jenna and Kim like crazy. It was an honor to be in conversation with them.
  • Gave a fun lecture at San Jose State UniversityĀ the minute I got back from New York (after FACETS)
  • Absolutely honored about about this past week! IĀ facilitated a panel discussion with filmmakers Cheryl Dunye and Arnetta Smith at Impact Hub Oakland ~ I highly encourage folks to go see the show I co-curated with the incomparable and gems of the Bay, MelonieĀ Green and Melorra Green over at Omi Gallery.
  • I can finally share this news. I’ll be speaking at the Books in BrowsersĀ conference onĀ November 4, 2016! You can find my abstract here.

Believe it or not, there areĀ so many more thingsĀ on my mind that I want to share, but I can’t (yet).Ā Please feel free to contact me with any questions on upcoming events or things you feel I should be paying attention to. Trust me, I’m always down for learning about new people, places, and things.

If you’ve gotten this far, thank YOU. Til next time, which will not be 4 months from now. šŸ™‚