In this article I'm interviewed about how the programs on financial literacy, provided as a part of the Joan Mitchell award, helped me get my finances in order.
If you are in Muskegon MI between December 14 and March 18 please visit Vegetable Lamb of America at the Muskegon Museum of Art.
I am honored to be a part of a group show curated by Nancy Zastudil at Central Features in Albuquerque New Mexico. The show runs from August 26-September 30 with an opening reception Friday, August 26th from 6-8 p.m. Unfortunately, I cannot be in attendance for the opening but am very excited about the show.
Here is an image of the weave structure in progress.Read More
Here is a picture of the weave structure. I had to put a tighter structure in between each "word" so that the fabric structure would be sound. I have ideas for where this project might go and I want a structure that is somewhat stable
As I was doing the (considerable) prep work for the weaving I was also putting vinyl composite tile in my kitchen. We had chosen 4 colors to mix into a patten and I realized I could imbed the High Entropy Passphrase into the floor.
A few months ago I watched Citizen 4 and was shocked and appalled by how much access the CIA has to all of our data. Data equals power and it got me thinking about how I communicate. There have also been a lot of burglaries in our neighborhood and a neighbor's laptop was stolen. This got me thinking about how I was, at that time, storing passwords for all of my accounts under a document titled "password" and how this might not be the most secure way of protecting myself. I read an article titled Passphrases That You Can Memorize -- But That Even the NSA Can't Guess https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/03/26/passphrases-can-memorize-attackers-cant-guess/ by Micah Lee of The Intercept_. I got to work figuring out how to protect my data and generate a password. As dice are 6 sided I realized that I could translate this kind of data easily into weaving on a floor loom as strings are lifted in sets of 4, 6, 8 or more. I only have a loom that has 4 harnesses so I made a tetrahedron out of paper, assigned each of the four planes a number between 1 and 4 and generated a passphrase from that. It is likely more easily decrypted but gets the point across.
Welcome to my updated website and to my new blog!