Cities, Media: Neon Hong Kong

There's no better visual shorthand for HK's hive-like urbanism than crowded streets beneath a glowing canopy of signs sprouting from nearly every available surface. The multicolored glare and audible electric sizzle of so many tubes blinking on and off is a deeply encoded childhood memory.

Media: Hollywood Needs Women

In one of my Film & Digital Media seminars this spring, a classmate had us do an exercise: She showed us a series of photos of well-known female directors, such as Lynne Ramsay and Sally Potter—women whose movies a group of film nerds would likely have seen and admired, some of whose work I count … Continue reading Media: Hollywood Needs Women

Media: Gearhead Fantasia

Wired's recent piece about Op Doc maker Casey Neistat is envy-inducing. Their photo-essay on his workspace manages to trigger both extreme gear lust (lookit all the cameras!), as well as childhood wishes for a treehouse/ secret clubhouse. It's reminiscent of Andrea Zittel's OCD-ridden projects about space and organization, but that's not a bad thing at … Continue reading Media: Gearhead Fantasia