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"how we get by"

On June 4th, 2014, Jason Pramas, Matt Kaliner and I put together an event called "how we get by." It was a group discussion of how artists earn their money for living and creative expenses, and started a series of meetings on being a creative person in our expensive city.

Here's an article I wrote about it for the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

2014
"Peopleís Tours: A social history of Bostonís South End"

Here's an article I wrote about People's Tours for MIT's Community Community Innovators Lab (CoLab).

And if you're into PDF books, here's a 14-page PDF of the article.

2013
"Somerville Stock Exchange" reports

As part of my Somerville Stock Exchange community art project, I wrote a series of report.

You can find links to PDFs of the quarterly reports here-- as well as the bi-weekly reports that I wrote for the Somerville Patch.

2012-2013
"Green cleaning party"

On Saturday, March 2, 2013, Heather McCann and I had a workshop at my house about DIY home cleaners-- nontoxic, cheap, and environmentally-friendly cleaners you can make yourself.

Here's a page I made about the event. It include some photos, as well as the recipes we demo'd.

2013
"Future planning"

I wrote a piece for MIT's Community Community Innovators Lab (CoLab). It's about what worked and didn't work with "History of Somerville, 2010-2100" community art project.

2012
"A stock exchange to track community vitality" I wrote a short piece about my Somerville Stock Exchange project for Shareable (which is an amazing website about alternative economies and sharing). Here's the link. 2012
"security cameras are the new gargoyles...and vice versa"  

I made another short pamphlet about security cameras. This one is just images, no text. Here's the PDF.

I also have some print copies--get in touch if you'd like one.

2012
"with security cameras...you're the star!"

I wrote a short pamphlet about security cameras for Occupy Boston. It includes information on how to request footage from cameras; how cameras work; and a map of the cameras that are near the camp.

Here's a page about the guide, with a link to the PDF.

2011
Play-Jurisms! Dave Taber and I put together a series of events about creativity, copyright, and appropriation. They took place on May 21 and 22, 2011. Here's the website, and here's the article we wrote about it for the Massachusetts Cultural Council's website. 2011
"Some moments in the last few months" I wrote a short essay about all of the competition I'd been part of, or seen, for issue #13 of the Itch Dance Journal. 2011
"Creative people and time management" For the first issue of Rise Industries RIPT paper series, I created a survey about how creative people organize and view their time. You can read the PDF here. 2011
The history of Somerville, 2010-2100 (for Shareable.net) I wrote a short piece about my "History of Somerville, 2010-2100" community art project for the very excellent Shareable.net. You can read it here. 2011

The history of Somerville, 2010-2100 (book)

 

As part of my "History of Somerville, 2010-2100" community art project, I edited and published a book. You can read the free PDF version here, or buy a print copy here.

 

2011

 

"The Google-Image-Search-Illustrated Finnegans Wake" Now, if you're like me, you have a little trouble getting through "Finnegans Wake." Well friend, you're in luck! Here's a free PDF of Volume 2 of the Google-Image-Search-Illustrated "Finnegans Wake"! Enjoy! 2011
"Creativity graphs : comparing my creative output with other aspects of my life (as I remember things right now): January 2005 to present" I created a series of charts comparing different aspect of my life, for issue #9 of the Itch Dance Journal. 2009
i left this here for you to read As part of my "i left this here for you to read" project, I edited a number of issues of the zine. I still have some left. If you'd like to help distribute them, get in touch! 2008-2009
"The last time I saw..." As part of my "The last time I saw..." project, I put together a book of maps and peoples' stories. The stories were about the last time the writers saw someone who was important to them--but who they no longer speak to. You can download the PDF here. If you'd like a print copy, get in touch! 2008
MEWS-PARI As part of my "MEWS-PARI" project, I put together two books of the stories I gathered. These books include people's stories of meaningful encounters they've had with strangers-- as well as plays, charts, and maps based on those stories. You can download a PDF of Report no.1 here, and Report no.2 is here. If you'd like a print copy, get in touch! 2007-2008