City #1: Irvine

City #1: Irvine is a vertically exaggerated scale model of the City of Irvine’s terrain, created specifically for Art at City Hall. When Suburban Ecologies was partially reconfigured at the Irvine…

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3.10.21 Illuminations

On March 10, 2021, UCI Illuminations hosted Suburban Ecologies With Faculty Artist Jesse Colin Jackson, an online event focused on my Suburban Ecologies exhibition. Dig into artwork made about where…

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Santa Ana Watershed

Orange County’s historic orange groves—such as those found at the Irvine Ranch, namesake of both City and Company—were irrigated by the Santa Ana River, which brings water from Southern California’s…

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Santa Ana Fall Line

Over three days in May 2016, poet Nicholas Bradley and I cycled and hiked from the mouth of the Santa Ana River to the top of San Gorgonio Mountain—the low…

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Twenty Thousand Faces

An artist’s creative abilities can prove useful in unexpected ways. I have considerable expertise with digital fabrication tools: 3D printers, laser cutters, and other computer-controlled machines. I have also created…

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After Halliburton

Laguna Beach, California has frequently been characterized—in word and image—by its vertiginous coastal topography. In 1936, Richard Halliburton observed the sublime qualities afforded by this geology and proceeded to build…

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NLab

For 2017, the Dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) invited me to direct the NLab, a collaboration between the CTSA and UCI Beall Applied Innovation that…

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Design and the Anthropocene

Design and the Anthropocene is a conference that brought together scholars working across the boundaries of the arts, humanities, sciences, and engineering in response to the challenges of the anthropocene,…

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Speculative Prototyping Lab

The Speculative Prototyping Lab at the University of California, Irvine pursues social practice and pedagogy at the intersection of media art and speculative design. The lab supports collaborations between artists,…

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Urban Ecologies 2013

Urban Ecologies 2013 is the first in a series of conferences and publications intended to propel the creation of knowledge by, and foster collaborative connections between, urban ecologies thinkers and…

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