I received my MFA this spring from Art Center College of Design’s Media Design Practices program. Before graduate school I worked on green infrastructure (green roofs, street-level rain capture), studied human geography at Dartmouth, and spent 18 years in rural Vermont.
This little chrome plugin was the culmination of a body of work on designing for political consciousness. It is a journaling method for sociopolitical self-education, based on three categories of observation and analysis; reflection on specific events or interactions, reflection on emotions, and open reflection or question logging.
It's a simple idea, but the habit of noticing and interpreting key behaviors and reactions is fundamental to cognitive behavioral psychology and mindfulness practices. Self Work is a system for applying these principles to building skills and knowledge around complex social politics.
Built with HTML, CSS, jQuery, and IndexedDB.
Noting the moments where interpersonal power dynamics play out and imagining how they might go differently.
A space for working through questions on one's own.
People often have a kneejerk averse reaction to social justice; I believe this is where positions such as #AllLivesMatter and #NotAllMen originate.