Cover of a zine titled IDENTIFIED: Facial recognition in feature films

Identified


"Identified" traces the evolution of facial recognition in films — how it looks, how it works, and how it is used, by heroes and villains alike. Beginning with Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968), this collection features stills from 35 films and spans across decades and genres. "Identified" was published for CtrlZ.AI, a zine fair focused on artificial intelligence that was held as an off-site event during the 2020 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAT*).



Details


8.5” x 8.5”
72 full-color pages


Interior pages featuring images from the 1997 movie, The Fifth Element

Interior pages featuring images from the 2006 movie, A Scanner Darkly

Interior pages featuring images from the 2011 movie, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Interior pages featuring images from the 2018 movie, Isle of Dogs

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Cover of a zine titled Repurposing Riso: The Many Modes of Risograph Machines


Repurposing Riso


“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.



Details


6.75” x 8”
32 three-color pages (orchid, bright red, black)
Risograph printed by Paper Press Punch


Interior spread of the section titled Introduction, with a purple and black picture of someone working in a studio

Interior spread of the subsection titled Uptake by artists, with a graphic from the RISO Kagaku Corporation on the left. On the right are logos of some RISO customers, including Google, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter

Interior spread of the section titled Purposes of Use, with a red and black picture of sign that asks, What zines do you want to see more of in the world?

Interior spread of the subsection titled Facilitating connection, with purple and red postcards on the left. On the right is a woman arranging a zine display at a an event.

Interior spread of the section titled Why Now?, with a red and purple picture of two risograph machines in a print studio

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Cover of a zine titled Fictions of Friction: a workbook-style zine to reimagine contemporary technology

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.



Details


5.5” x 8.25”
12 color pages
Sandpaper trackpad insert

Collaborators


Gabrielle Elias
Xiaowei Wang



Interior spread of a section called Typed Terms of Service. Featured is a big blank box to handwrite the text of a software license agreement

Interior spread of sections called Labyrinthian Onboarding and Warnings for Routine Actions

Interior spread of sections called Account Lock and Art Captchas
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Cover of postcard set titled, SEND NOODS: six postcards featuring art history noods

Send Noods


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.



Details


4.25” x 5.5”
6 risograph-printed postcards
Drawn with Sapporo Ichiban instant ramen noodles


Three postcards featuring renderings of nudes by Michelangelo, Matisse, and Modigliani. The outlines of the figures are created with instant ramen noodles

Three postcards featuring renderings of nudes by Flandrin, Munch, and Picasso. The outlines of the figures are created with instant ramen noodles

The back of a postcard, featuring a dividing line and 3 lines for an address. All lines are created with instant ramen noodles
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Front and back covers of a zine: one side features a pair of graphic eyes closed, while the other has the same pair of eyes opened

Window Dressing


“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.



Details


13.5” x 4.25”
30 full-color pages
Risograph-printed cover


Interior spread featuring a man wearing small pink clips on his eyelids.

Interior spread featuring a man wearing a pink glasses-like contraption on his head, to make folds on his eyelids.

Interior spread of scanned eyelid tape. The text below is from a one-star Amazon review titled Caused swollen eye

Interior spread of a section titled J, Age 32, featuring a grid of eyelids healing after a surgery

Interior spread of a section titled W, Age 18, featuring two images of people wearing eyeliner - one is from ancient Egypt and the other is from a contemporary women’s website
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