Yesterday I filmed and photographed two anti-eviction actions in San Francisco as part of my ongoing Public/Transit documentary project. The protests were against the eviction of seven tenants from 812 Guerrero in the Mission by, Jack Halprin, a lawyer for Google, and against the many Ellis Act Evictions being pursued against teachers within the city. … Continue reading Photography: Day of Anti-Eviction Actions | April 11, 2014
My essay that appeared in Boom: A Journal of California's winter 13-14 issue is on Slate.com today as "California is the Future." The original text and photos have been enhanced with a map plotting the locations of future California, by my UCSC Digital Art & New Media colleague Wayne Marci. Check it out!
Touring around California you could be forgiven for thinking you’re living in the future, and not just because of the Silicon Valley wizardry that surrounds us all. We also have to thank Hollywood’s movie magic, which has turned the state into a backdrop for countless science fiction films presenting futures both terrible and wondrous. It’s not just that so many are filmed here—writers and filmmakers have been exploring the future through California sets for decades.
Street art from New York, Paris, Naples, Rome, Beijing, Shanghai, Montréal, LA, and San Francisco (among others). Street Art, a set on Flickr.
An excerpt from the piece I'm working on, along with some images from the first night I landed in LA. It was really too appropriate, considering I've got sci-fi dystopia and apocalypse on the brain. "Every American city boasts an official insignia and slogan. Some have municipal mascots, colors, songs, birds, trees, even rocks. But Los Angeles alone has adopted an official nightmare." - Mike Davis, City of Quartz
Architecture, a set on Flickr.Ancient and hypermodern, around the globe.