Monday, June 5, 2017

In the gate: Typographic Landscape Ecologies: Alameda, California, USA

Over the course of the next few months, I will be doing field research and developing a platform for the continuation of the ongoing project Typographic Landscape Ecologies which documents, maps, and visualizes typographic artifacts in the urban landscape as a way to explore cultural forces in the constructed world. I will be using a small area in Alameda California to develop a format prototype and to explore new experimental procedures.

Titled Typographic Landscape Ecologies: Alameda, California, USA it will be exhibited in "Project Anywhere "a global blind peer reviewed exhibition program dedicated to promoting art and artistic research at the outermost limits of location-specificity."

Joshua Singer “Center & Periphery & Flows in MaracanĂ£ (detail), 2015. Still image of georeferenced photos and 3D models in Google Earth. Virtual landscape of the MaracanĂ£ neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil containing geolocated typographic artifacts and dimensional semiotic indicators.




Saturday, April 1, 2017

Imaging the City Art, Creative Practices and Media Speculations

Somewhat late news, but the book is indeed now available with my somewhat stream-of-consciousness piece A city of grids and algorithms and soundtracks in cars and planes and glass. Very excited to be part of such an interesting, and I believe intellectually important, approach to media and landscape studies.

"Imaging the City brings together the work of designers, artists, dancers, and media specialists who cross the borders of design and artistic practices to investigate how we perceive the city; how we imagine it; how we experience it; and how we might better design it. Breaking disciplinary boundaries, editors Steve Hawley, Edward Clift, and Kevin O’Brien provocatively open up the field of urban analysis and thought to the perspectives of creative professionals from non-urban disciplines. With a cast of contributors from across the globe, Imaging the City offers international insight for engaging with—and forecasting the future for—our cities."

Publisher: Intellect, The University of Chicago Press.