Monday, October 14, 2013

Ian Cheng

Interested in the work of Ian Cheng lately, maybe because I'm teaching Intro to Maya this semester and advanced Maya next semester. In any case, it is refreshing to see 3D technology applied in a context that isn't exclusively created for "animation entertainment" purposes. Read an interview with Cheng here at Bomb magazine

Liars -- Brats from ian cheng on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

American Short(er) Fiction Award and FC2. Good times

Incredible to have won the American Short(er) Fiction Award and alongside Sabrina Orah Mark no less! Read our stories in ASF’s next issue this fall. And then hopefully it’ll move you to read my collection of stories The Observable Characteristics of Organisms which comes out from the unprecedented FC2 next fall!! Yes> Yes.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Flattered to be mentioned in this great interview between Poet/artist Bianca Stone and B.Lussier over at the California Journal of Poetics. Bianca's done all kinds of wonderful things. This one is a collaborative book with Anne Carson, Antigonick (an illustrated translation of Sophocles' Antigone). And it is beautiful.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Las Gravitas

My beautiful wife has been blowing up in the New York dance scene lately. This week Danspace Project is hosting a shared evening with a piece I was lucky to collaborate with her on and a piece by Ben Kimitch. Thursday Friday and Saturday 14 15 16. Come see how amazing she really is. Time Out New York says This shared program features Benjamin Kimitch's discontinuous sounds and Aretha Aoki's Las Gravitas. Kimitch, who trained in Chinese folk dance, explores personal memories in his work that includes Julie McMillan and Claire Westby; Aoki constructs a piece—featuring text and sound by Ryan MacDonald and Cassie Peterson—that explores where fact meets fiction.