. . . field reports from a creative catalyst in the Pacific NW

a working definition of ‘cultural entrepreneur’

Sometime around 1998, I read about a cultural entrepreneur who was doing some inspiring cultural development work in Europe. The term “cultural entrepreneur” resonated with me so much that I … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

fostering a community of innovation: art + technology

This density of technology creatives – artists, programmers, technologists, designers, entrepreneurs  in the Pacific NW has had a meaningful impact on the regional art community and beyond, placing the Northwest … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

b.a.t.s. & smart tools for the blind

Ian Birchall is a family friend whom I have known for many years. Ian has been blind for much of his life, but has not let his disability get in … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

openGLAM launch!

Was THRILLED to be among the lucky folks were gathered together in Berkeley this Spring for the US OpenGLAM Launch.  This landmark event, sponsored by the OCLC, Wikimedia Foundation, and the Open Knowledge Foundation, took place … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

chromosome painting: ondrizek’s genetic literacy primer

Geraldine Ondrizek is a research-based artist and professor at Reed College who works at the intersection of art and medical science. After the tragic loss of her first child to a … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

inner space matters to NASA

Chromosome Painting, Geraldine Ondrizek’s 2009-2011 collaboration with myself, Robin Bennett and the research scientists at the University of Washington Division of Medical Genetics, created interest and inquiry among artists, curators, scientists and scholars. Following … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

public scholarship in a nutshell

In 2010, I attended the Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life conference: Convergence Zones: Public Cultures and Translocal Practices at the University of Washington. Imagining America is a consortium of universities and … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

bellevue youth theater creates access to the disability experience

The following was a proposal I put together with my esteemed colleague, Paula Rees, for the 2010 Imagining America conference: Convergence Zones: Public Cultures and Translocal Practices. Although it was … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment