b. 1989, Park Ridge, IL.
Currently based in New York.
Curriculum Vitae: August 31, 2014 [PDF]
My primary areas of interest are in metaphysics (causality; material constitution; metametaphysics; mereology; naturalized metaphysics; properties; supervenience), philosophy of language (gradable adjectives; C.I. Pierce’s semiotics; reference), and philosophy of art (abstract objects; aesthetic discernability; artifacts; epistemic status of photographic documentation; author intention). I’m also interested in the practice and methods of art criticism.
1. Against Coincident Objects. In-Progress, 2014. [Email for a draft]
— Overviews, Summaries & Notes
1. Art: Definitions and Analyses. Notes for an informal philosophy of art reading group I lead. 2014.
2. Names and Reference. Abandoned and incomplete summary of descriptivism and direct reference theory. 2014. [Abandoned draft]
3. Where is here? When is now? Who is I?. An overview of indexicality and some of its metaphysical implications. 2013.
— Articles & Interviews
1. Versions of a Work. In-Progress, 2014. [Email for a draft]
2. Dark Machines: Wyatt Niehaus. Art in America, July 16, 2014.
3. What are Casual Essays?. WOW HUH, vol. 1, no. 4, 2014.
4. In Conversation with KERNEL. BOMB Magazine, April 3, 2014.
5. On Pleaselike.com. In Unlike Us Reader: Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives, edited by Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch, 259-263. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, 2013.
6. Art from Outside the Googleplex: An Interview with Andrew Norman Wilson. Rhizome.org, May 14, 2012.
— Panels & Lectures
1. More Than Just Blogs: New Formats in Design Criticism. Panel discussion at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, 2014.
2. Online Platforms. Lecture for the Jackalope Art Conference at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 2012.
3. Curating Internet Art. With Theodore Darst, Lecture for Upgrade! Chicago at The Nightingale Theatre, Chicago, IL, 2011.
1. Philosophy of Art Group (2014)
A reading group that meets every Sunday to discuss issues within aesthetics and philosophy of art. Anyone with an interest in philosophy of art is welcome to attend.
2. Pool (2011-12)
Pooool.info was a research project I initiated in 2011 that explored the relationship between contemporary art and the internet. The project culminated in an online platform and PDF publication spanning eight issues, with over forty published articles from contributors worldwide. The project came to a close in 2012 and will be published as a book by LINK Editions (Italy) sometime in late 2014.