I work on projects with an openness to form. I'm interested in systems – both social and technological – and how they intersect with and reveal our humanity. My work often explores the intersections of technology and uncertainty, and uses archival material and research as building blocks.
I live in New York City, where I was born and raised. I was a TED Fellow in 2010 and a resident of Laboratorio para la Ciudad in Mexico City in 2014. I'm currently a 2016 Director's Fellow at the MIT Media Lab.
Much of my time from 2006 to 2013 was spent working on Kickstarter, which I founded with Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler. I'm also a co-founder of the Southfirst gallery in Brooklyn, which opened in 2001.
- June 20th, 2017. Participating artist. Vienna Biennale, How Will We Work?
- January 12, 2017. Co-hosted "Good Money?" with Miriam Katzeff and Brandon Stosuy.
- Feb 19, 2015. Interviewed by Rebecca Gross in NEA ARTS
- Dec 12, 2014. Presented event Perry Chen: Y2K+15 for First Look @ New Museum w Rhizome & Creative Time Reports.
- Oct 22, 2014. Talk at Karen Shimakawa's "Abjection" course at NYU, Performance Studies graduate program.
- Feb 8, 2014. Speaker. 89plus Americas Marathon: Autoconstrucción.
- Aug 27, 2013. Discussion w Theaster Gates and Thelma Golden: Innovation in Art and Space.