“Repurposing Riso” features original research examining the many ways risograph machines are used, particularly in the Bay Area. Applying theoretical concepts from the domain of science, technology, and society (STS) studies, it is informed by interviews with local artists as well as representatives of YouTube, the Facebook Analog Research Laboratory, and Standard Business Machines (a local RISO dealer). Published for the 2019 Los Angeles Zine Fest, it is available in Oakland at Wolfman Books, Berkeley at Pegasus Books, and Chicago at Quimby’s.
6.75” x 8”
32 three-color pages (orchid, bright red, black)
Risograph printed by Paper Press Punch
Fictions of Friction
“Fictions of Fiction” draws our attention to the ways we engage with technology by staging challenges to everyday interactions. Questioning the implications of “frictionless” design, the workbook-style zine invites you to participate in areas demarcated by red, dotted lines, making speculative leaps from familiar experiences to fictional reimaginings.
5.5” x 8.25”
12 color pages
Sandpaper trackpad insert
According to Know Your Meme, "‘send nudes’ is an expression used to request sexually explicit photographs from someone via various forms of communication, including web based services and text message." In true meme form, the phrase has been rendered in various elaborate and unexpected ways (see r/send_nudes).
“Send Noods” is a set of postcards featuring drawings created with noodles and modeled after nudes throughout art history, including the work of Michelangelo, Matisse, and Modigliani. It was created for the 2018 East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest.
4.25” x 5.5”
6 risograph-printed postcards
Drawn with Sapporo Ichiban instant ramen noodles
“Window Dressing” examines how the eyes influence Asian-American identity, including concepts of beauty and self-perception. Double sided, one half of the publication includes original photography and online reviews of products used to create a more severe crease in the eyelid. The other side features excerpts of interviews with females aged 4 to 63, documenting their lived experiences. Published for the 2017 San Francisco Zine Fest, “Window Dressing” is available in Chicago at Quimby’s and in the Bay Area at Issues, Pegasus Books, and Wolfman Books.
“Splash” is an homage to WET, the gourmet bathing magazine originally published from 1976 to 1981. Like its inspiration, it features a number of artworks and stories "devoted to upgrading the quality of your bathing experience." Published for the 2017 San Francisco Zine Fest, it is available in Chicago at Quimby’s, Joshua Tree at All Roads, and the Bay Area at Issues, Pegasus Books, Down at Lulu’s, Dog Eared Books, and Needles and Pens.