I’m an independent researcher based in New York City. Currently, I am the Associate Editor at SNAP Editions. Before that, I was an Editorial Fellow at Rhizome at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the New York Correspondent at e-flux, and a columnist at DINCA. I was also the founder and editor-in-chief of Pool, an online platform and PDF publication critically investigating the relationship between internet culture and art (culminating in book form for release in 2014 (Italy: LINK Editions)). In my spare time I like to design things (mainly posters and websites) and make music (vocals, guitar, keyboard).
My research interests lie predominantly within analytic philosophy, specifically philosophy of language and philosophy of art. In the former, I’m interested in the semantics of proper names (including empty names and natural kinds), theories of reference, indexicality, and related issues in metaphysics. Within the latter, I’m interested in the ontological status of art, especially where philosophy of art meets contemporary metaphysics. Currently, I’m interested in some of Wittgenstein‘s ideas concerning language and aesthetics, and Dickie and Danto’s institutional theories of art. I’m also generally interested in debates within philosophical methodology.
PAPERS (in progress)
Notes on Names and Reference (2013)
Where is here? When is now? Who is I? (2013)
Thoughts on Aaron Graham’s Look At This Videos (2013)
Selected interviews I’ve done with various artists.
Aaron Graham (w/ Sydney Shen) (2013)
Andrew Norman Wilson (2012)
Bunny Rogers (2012)
Jaakko Pallasvuo (2012)
Laure Prouvost (2012)
Jesse Hulcher (2012)
Haroon Mirza (2012)