Ars Contexualis and UX

Ambiguity kills everything in User Experience (UX) design and research. And yet, the field itself is perplexingly ambiguous, "With the lack of consistency and simplicity in how we define UX, we've stripped it of its meaning and, more importantly, reduced the job to a mere buzzword," as Yazin Akkawi states. For example, what is the …

Reading Warhol’s 129 Die in Jet!

This post is prompted by a question my friend, Louis, asked on Facebook yesterday: I've written about the Orly Crash and the significance that tragedy has had on the development of Atlanta's arts communities for Burnaway. Here's my response to Louis and I thank him for prompting me to write this down. Depending on what you …

Modes of Knowledge-Making and Identity Politics

Adrian Piper, Catalysis III, Documentation of the performance,1970, Photographs by Rosemary Mayer, Collection Thomas Erben, New York © Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin; via whitehot magazine. What follows are my lecture notes for my class on Contemporary Art at Georgia State University. During this class we were discussing Carrie Mae Weems, Kara Walker, Betye …