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I am an multi-disciplinary artist and writer based in Oakland, California. My work is generally an argument for the rewards of close observation, especially as a way of participating in one’s physical environment. Because it exists at the intersection of research and aesthetics, my practice often involves encounters with archives or the creation of new ones, bridging the digital and the physical in the process. For instance, in The Bureau of Suspended Objects, I created a searchable online archive of 200 objects salvaged from the San Francisco dump, with photographs and information on their material, corporate, and manufacturing histories. I am compelled by the ways in which new perspectives lead to important and consequential shifts in perception at the level of the everyday. Although we can arrive at these perspectives independently – especially when interrupted or surprised – as an artist I seek to create “demarcations of attention” (e.g. archives and arrangements) that invite the viewer into different temporal and spatial scales of observation.

My work has been exhibited at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, Ever Gold Projects, 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. It has also been featured in TIME Magazine's LightBox, The Atlantic, The Economist, WIRED, and a couple of Gestalten books. I've been an artist in residence at Recology SF (the dump), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Palo Alto Art Center, Facebook, and the Internet Archive. I teach internet art and digital/physical design at Stanford, and would spend 80% of my life in a library if I could.

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

recent / upcoming:
- first artist in residence at the San Francisco Planning Department, Spring 2018
- "Notes of a Bioregional Interloper" published in SFMOMA's Open Space
- "Neo Surreal" covered in VICE's i-D Magazine
- Internet Archive residency show reviewed in the SF Chronicle
- "People Younger Than Me Explaining How to Do Things" exhibited as part of "The Hobbyist" at Fotomuseum Wintherthur, Switzerland
- Satellite Collections exhibited in "You Are Here" at Pratt Manhattan gallery

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