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I am an multi-disciplinary artist and writer based in Oakland, California. My work generally involves acts of close observation, whether it's birdwatching, collecting screen shots, or trying to parse bizarre forms of e-commerce. In one of my favorite projects, I created The Bureau of Suspended Objects, a searchable online archive of 200 objects salvaged from the San Francisco dump, each with photographs and painstaking research into its material, corporate, and manufacturing histories. I am compelled by the ways in which attention (or lack thereof) leads to consequential shifts in perception at the level of the everyday.

My visual work has been exhibited at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, the New York Public Library, Ever Gold Projects, the Marjorie Barrick Museum (Las Vegas), Les Rencontres D'Arles, Fotomuseum Antwerpen, Fotomuseum Winterthur, La Gaîté Lyrique (Paris), the Lishui Photography Festival (China), the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, apexart (NY), East Wing (Dubai), and the Google headquarters. I've been an artist in residence at Recology SF (the dump), the San Francisco Planning Department, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Palo Alto Art Center, Facebook, and the Internet Archive. I have taught internet art and digital/physical design at Stanford since 2013.

My writing has appeared in the New York Times, SFMOMA's Open Space, McSweeney's, The Creative Independent, Sierra Magazine, Topic, and Real Future. My book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, is forthcoming from Melville House. I am represented by Caroline Eisenmann at the Frances Goldin Literary Agency.

contact: satellite.traveler@gmail.com.
Please note that I may take up to a week to respond.

recent / upcoming:
- "Open Source Intelligence," a lecture at the San Francisco Art Institute, March 8
- columnist in residence (January–April 2019) at SFMOMA's Open Space
- "A Business With No End" (New York Times): an investigation involving Amazon storefronts, a Christian university, and one very strange bookstore
- How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy publishing in April 2019 and available for pre-order here
- included in McSweeney's Issue 54, The End of Trust
- Neo-Surreal and Polly Returns exhibited in Computer Grrrls at HMKV; moving to La Gaîté Lyrique in February 2019

For announcements and updates, but mostly bird photos, follow me on twitter: @the_jennitaur