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Currently making websites for Brooklyn Public Library, The Center for Reli­gion & Media at NYU & The Depart­ment of Ling­uis­tics at Yale University.

For the Spring 2018 semester, I am the Digital Humanities Graduate Assistant at Barnard College for a course titled Religion in the Archives.

Reading Zimbabwe

w/ Nontsikelelo Mutiti & Tinashe Mushakavanhu

A growing catalog of over 1000 books written and published about Zimbabwe over the past seven decades, spanning across five continents. The editorialization of this repository aims to problematize the production and dissemination of knowledge created about Zimbabwe, showing the unbalanced power that Western scholars have over a history and cultural identity far removed from themselves. Through a critical lens of the country’s colonial past and authoritarian present, Reading Zimbabwe investigates who writes the country’s history, and who has the access to learn it.

The website is optimized for mobile users in Zim and was designed with visual inspiration from the Khami Ruins and Great Zimbabwe.

Mapping the Spirit

w/ Kameelah Janan Rasheed

An ongoing archival storytelling project that elaborates on the religious and spiritual articulations of people of African descent in North America. The interactive platform uses photography, video, audio, and text to tell stories and adds depth beyond the reductive “Black Church” narrative.

As an artist, archivist and photographer, my partner Kameelah Janan Rasheed is creating in-depth multi-media stories of an array of religious groups, beginning with the Moorish Science Temple of America. Her research and documentation focuses on individual collaborators’ personal spirituality and practices in juncture with the history and doctrine of their respective religious groups. This continuing project fits humbly within a larger effort to elaborate the narrative of religious practices of Americans within the African diaspora.

International Studio & Curatorial Program

w/ Other Means

The program hosts and supports artists and curators from around the world in their 35 studio building in Brooklyn. The website holds current and archival content on every resident, event and exhibition hosted by ISCP since 1994 and acts as a portal for prospective residents to apply.

Compost Pile

w/ Danny Fabricant & Brooke Singer

A live visualization of the food scraps collection and compost production at SUNY Purchase. Data was submitted whenever scraps were diverted from landfills and added to the on-campus composting machine, as well as when usable compost is harvested. These data points get illustrated in the compost pile-like graph, showing the process over time.

Af·fixing Ceremony: Four Movements for Essex

w/ Tiona McLodden

This piece by artist Tiona McLodden reanimates the presence and art of Essex Hemphill in cyberspace by featuring a collection of his written and performed works, along with stories and praises from his contemporaries. Essex was a prolific poet and activist, and was one of the many gay black men who were disproportionally affected by AIDS during the 1980s epidemic in America. He passed away due to complications relating to the virus 20 years prior to the creation of this piece.

The work was created for the The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia which, in observance of World AIDS Day and Visual AIDS' Day Without Art, made visitors of their website experience the web-based art piece before continuing to the museum's homepage.

Read Tiona's thoughts on the project.

urchase College Graphic Design Dept.

w/ Alex Apostolides, Brandon Shefton, Dani Leggard, Krystalina Tom, Nicholas DiChiara, Shannen Craft, Danny Fabricant & Emily Green

While attending Purchase College, I collaborated with my friends in the Graphic Design, New Media & Arts Management departments to build a website for the school's Graphic Design BFA Program. I developed the website on a custom built content management system that is (partially) open to the public as an alternative view of the site and its content.

Red Bull Music Academy

w/ Other Means

Website announcing and introducing the iteration of the in Tokyo, and the 60 artists selected to attend. Click around.

Are You Quicker Than A Quick Response?

Browser-based game using a QR reading smartphone as a controller. Modeled on first-person shooting video games, the player must only aim the QR reader at the multicolored QRs to advance to the next level, while avoiding the advertisement codes in black that swarm the browser window. Good luck.

Be sure to take your new skills out into the world and avoid as many advertisements as possible!