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BORN: Patterson, California, 1970. Lives and works in San Francisco


2002 MFA Stanford University
1992 BFA San Francisco State University


2007 The time is NOW, Gallery 16, San Francisco
2005 Gardening Silicon Valley Superfund Sites, Nelson Gallery, UC Davis
2004 Futurefarmers: Points of Origin, University of the Pacific, Stockton.
2003 Fiction of Mass, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
We Are All Meteorites, Ramp Gallery, Waikato Inst. of Tech., New Zealand.
rm401, Auckland, New Zealand. Inside the Greenhouse…
2001 Utopia, Electronic Orphanage, Los Angeles
Tention, Gallery 16, San Francisco
Futurefarmers Happening, Sapporo Art Park, Japan
On-Shore Couture: Franceschini/Swaine Fashion Show, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco
Concurrently, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Project Room, San Francisco


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SECA Award Show

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL. Leonardo da Vinci: Man Inventor, Genuis
A Step Aside, Magasin d'en Face - Die - La Plateforme - Diwan - e-TAZ, Grenoble, France
ISEA 2006, San Jose, CA. Free Soil Bus Tour
Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA. Hybrid Fields
CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA. Artadia Award Show

ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany. Dingpolitik: Atmospheres of Democracy
NY MOMA, New York, NY. Safe: Design Takes on Risk
Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden. Dumb Economy, Funny Democracy, Impossible Projects
Pond, San Francisco, CA. Shop Dropping
Smart Museum, Chicago, IL. Beyond Green: Towards a Sustainable Art

Pond, San Francisco, CA. This Way Please
RIXC Centre for New Media Riga, Latvia. Art + Communication Festival
Orange County Museum, Santa Ana, CA. California Biennial
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Bang the Machine: SF Gaming Scene
The Lab, San Francisco, 2004 AD

Looking Glass, Brussels. Imagine Interface
Cooper Hewitt-National Design Museum, New York, NY. Nat'l Design Triennial
v2: Dutch Electronic Art Festival, Rotterdam. Media Knitting
Eyebeam, New York, NY. Artbots
Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA. NO WAR
New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA. NOW IS OVER
Adobe Bookstore, San Francisco, CA. No War Show

Casco Projects, Utrecht. Neen Show
Mattredor Film and New Media Exhibition, Rotterdam, Holland. Palimpest
Museo Fortuny, Venice, Italy. Vasi Communicati
Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Flight
Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY. Whitney Biennale, They Rule (collaborator)
The Office Gallery, San Francisco, CA. le perruque
Stanford University Art Gallery, Palo Alto, CA MFA Show

California College of Arts + Crafts, Oakland, CA. Utopia Now
Deitch Projects, New York, NY. Tirana Biennale: Interactive Art
National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania. Tirana Biennale

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Perogi 2000 Flat Files
World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, NL. Interactive Media Exposition
Transmediale New Media Art Festival, Berlin. Interactive Media Award Show
Osnabruck Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany. Interactive Media Award Show

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Bay Area Now II
Gen Art: New Fangle, San Francisco, CA. SF Emerging New Media Artists

Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Dig It: Digital Art in Technological Times
Hotwired's RGB Gallery. Location: Destination.
Cooper-Hewitt Nat'l Design Museum, New York, NY. "Mixing Messages"
San Francisco Art Department Gallery, San Francisco, CA. BFA Show

Midstate Bank Lobby, Arroyo Grande, California. 2nd Grade Science Project Winners Exhibit.


2004 Orange County Museum of Art
2001 San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, Design + Architecture Collection
1997 San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, Atlas Magazine:


2006 Anderson Ranch, Aspen Colorado, USA
2004 Mobile Outskirts: Transcultural Mapping 10 day journey to Lofoten Island, Norway
2003 Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA


2006 SFMOMA Seca Recipient
2005 Artadia Award: The Fund for Art and Dialog
2004 Eureka Fellowship Recipient, Fleishhacker Foundation
DNA Award. Die Kulturinitiative von Videor Technical Rëdermark
Ars Electronica Golden Nica, They Rule
Transmediale New Media Award, Berlin
World Wide Video New Media Award, Amsterdam
1998 Webby Award for Art and Design
1997 Webby Award for Art and Design


Frieze, Beyond Green, pg. 89, Julia Bryan-Wilson 2006
Libération, Hactivism, La dépendance aux gadgets high-tech, nous rend plus faibles. Marie Lechner, pg. 34
"D", la Republica delle Donne, "Fiori Anarchici" Marco Antonio(Anarchic Flowers), 2006
Artforum, California Biennial, pg.168, Jan Tumlir 2005 Safe: Design Takes on New Risk, NYMOMA Exhibition Catalog
Making Things Public, Bruno Latour, ZKM Exhibition Catalog
Metropolis Magazine, Balancing Art and the Environment, Rebecca Veit
Beyond Green, Towards A Sustainable Art, Smart Museum Exhibition Catalog
Art Week, Practice Makes Perfect, Marisa Olson
Art in America, Practice Makes Perfect

Computer Arts Magazine: Feature Article: Futurefarmers
RES magazine: Digital Habitats
Artforum, California Biennial, pg.168
Wired Magazine, New Tech Feature: Futurefarmers

Area: 100 Graphic Designers, Phaidon
Art Week, Review by Marisa Olson. Futurefarmers @ University of the Pacific, Stockton

Mute Magazine. Art and Politics
Adbusters. They Rule
Page Magazine, Germany

San Francisco Magazine. The Hot 100
Web Designing, Japan

National Geographic. Silicon Valley: Inside the Dream Incubator
Eye Magazine. No. 39. Vol. 10
Surface Magazine. Issue No. 29

Creative Review: Collectives: Futurefarmers
The Industry Standard. Culture Feature: Futurefarmers
Design Plex, Japan. No. 6 Futurefarmers Feature.
Black Book. Shape of the Future

idN Magazine, Hong Kong. Vol. 7.
Symbol Soup. Thames + Hudson
Metropolitan: 99 to watch in '99
SF Magazine: Artists of the Future
San Francisco Chronicle Datebook. Bay Area Now.
Arts Monthly. Review of Bay Area Now.
Print Magazine: New Visual Artists pg. 143-145

imagesrc: 100 graphics from web designers, Japan
Wired News, New Fangle Installation
Communication Arts: Futurefarmers
ID Magazine "webwatch" Review
Eye Magazine #27 Vol.7 Spring 98: Reviews
San Francisco Focus "Best Of": Best Web Designer

Communication Arts Design Annual.
Graphis #30, New Media Feature
San Francisco Chronicle Front Page: Webby Award
Communication Arts, Exhibit Section: Futurefarmers

Step-by-step Magazine, Atlas Magazine

Wired, Net Surf Feature


California College of Arts + Crafts, Media Tools

Stanford University, New Media/Public Art
San Francisco Art Institute, Sculpture/Digital Media

California College of the Arts


The Politics of Play. Pixelache Festival, Paris, France (1 day)
The Politics of Play. Lynfabrikken, Aarhus, Denmark (1 day)

Physical Computing Workshop. University of Oregon, Eugene (5 days)
Collaborative Mapping, FITC Toronto, Canada (1 day)

Sensitive Spaces, Fabrica/Benneton, Treviso, Italy (3 days)
Communectivity: Connecting People in Public Space, Vooruit, Gent (5 days)
Vlotjes door Gent (Floating Architecture for Gent), Spotters, Gent, Belgium (5 days)
Analog Robots, Academy of Media Arts (KHM), Koln, German (5 days)

Media Knitting, DEAF (Dutch Electronic Art Festival), Rotterdam (3 days)
Connectivity, Madrettor Festival, Rotterdam (1 day)

Constructing Superhero, Fabrica/Benneton, Treviso, Italy (3 days)
Social Games, Flash Forward, Hong Kong (1 day)


Lynfabrikken, Aarhus, Denmark. Visiting Artist Series
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Collectives, Collaborations and Groups
Kent State University, Ohio, Art and Architecture Series
Compostmodern, AIGA Conference, San Francisco
Anderson Ranch, Aspen, Colorado. Residence Lecture

FITC // The Design & Technology Festival, Toronto, Canada
UC Davis. Nature + Culture Department

University of Oregon, Eugene. Art + Architecture Department Visiting Lecture Series
Milan Triennial of Architecture, Milan, Italy. Utopia and Betrayl
Outside/In: Goteborg Sweden: Panel on Public Space
Pasadena Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. New Media Lecture Series
Vooruit, Gent, Belgium. Communectivity, Keynote
Lynfabrikken, Aarhus, Denmark. Visiting Artist Series

Media Lab Europe, Dublin Ireland: Physical Computing
DATA: Dublin Art and Technology Association, Dublin, Ireland. Visiting Artist Series
Bristol Animation Festival, Bristol, UK. Interactivity and the Web
Cal Arts, Valencia: Visiting Lecture Series
Pasadena Art Center College of Design, Visiting Lecture Series

Madrettor Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Vasi Communicati. Museo Fortuny. Venice Italy
Massey University. Art Dept. Wellington, NZ. Visiting Lecture Series
University of Otago, Art Dept. Dunedin, NZ Visiting Lecture Series
Auckland University Of Technology. NZ Visiting Lecture Series
SPARC 2002: Media Arts, NZ Futurefamers
Waikato Institute of Technology, Waikato, NZ Visiting Lecture Series
IdN Fresh Conference, Singapore. Futurefamers

manTRANSforms: Technology + Culture. NY Futurefamers
IdN Fresh Conference, Hong Kong Futurefamers
Flash Forward Conference, San Francisco Futurefamers
Concordia University, Montreal. Declarations

Fabrica/ Benneton, Treviso, Italy. Visiting Artist
The Art, Technology, And Culture Colloquium: UC Berkley
SFMOMA: AIGA Design Lecture Series
Pasadena Art Center College, Digital Dialogues
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Visiting Lecture Series
University of Minnesota, Duluth, Visiting Lecture Series

Cameraworks, San Francisco, CA. Net Futurama Panel Discussion
San Francisco Art Institute, Visiting Lecture Series
AIGA Design Retreat, Minnesota
Cellspace, San Francisco, CA.. Perception Delivery Systems.

Stanford Alumni Digital Media Conference
Cal Arts, Valencia, CA. Visiting Lecture Series

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