Over the past couple of years, the tension/balance/interplay/interaction between art and research (or what some may discuss as science) has fascinated me. I've been doing research for a relatively short amount of time, while I've been pursing "artistic" or creative endeavors since I can remember. Here is a small example from my own work that blends the two. I wrote this short text as part research proposal/part response to the Berkman Center's Youth and Media Lab's Report on Youth and Digital Media, when applying for an internship with them this summer. While it is only words presented in a graphic format, I felt like it brought some of my research ideas together with a bit of creativity in presentation. I'm fond of this, and thought I'd share.
I'm thrilled to say that I'm going to be joining the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University this summer as an intern in the Youth and Media Lab. I am so excited to get to work with such an innovative group, and I'm anticipating all kinds of awesomeness this summer. Hooray!
Just a quick note to say that I'll be in Austin from May 4 - 12 for the CHI Conference. I'll be participating the the Identity, Performativity, and HCI Workshop on Sunday 5/6, and working as a student volunteer in addition to attending the conference. I'm so looking forward to seeing the people I know and meeting new HCI folks. Also, I'll be making a pilgrimage to Mother's Cafe and Garden, which is, in my opinion, one of the best restaurants on the planet. See you in the ATX, baby!