Chicago Protest Timelines

A series of web interactives for first-person documentation of protests and police violence in Chicago, summer 2020

Code of Silence

How the Chicago Police Department covered up for a gang of criminal cops

After the Trial

Print design for “After the Trial: A Legal Toolkit for Prisoners and Their Loved Ones.” 32 pages, made in collaboration with City Bureau fellows

Build Coffee

A coffee shop and bookstore in the Experimental Station on the South Side of Chicago

If It Bleeds It Leads

A reported piece on crime reporting for the South Side Weekly

Pleasure Won: A Conversation with Lauren Berlant

An interview with the illustrious affect theorist for The Point Magazine’s What Is America For? issue

Is the Weather Weird?

A battalion of Twitter bots monitoring whether or not the weather is weird

@everylava

A groovy Twitter bot

Managing Hearts with Kim and Flo

An essay on casual games and affective labor for The New Inquiry

City-Run Englewood Clinic Abruptly Shuttered

Federal funding gets cut, yet HIV rates remain high in vulnerable communities. An investigation for the South Side Weekly

Infection City

An asymmetrical board game about epidemiology, vaccines, public health resource distribution, and meningitis

Please Unfold

A month of queer zines at the University of Chicago Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality

Skylark Birthday E-Card

A little Bitsy game and birthday invitation to my favorite Chicago bar.

#chano4mayor

A website, voter registration drive, Twitter bot, and exercise in political imagination

Noise Before Music

Scenes from the life of legendary performance artist travis travis

At Church on the 9, A Spotlight on Black Joy

An article for Chicago Magazine, written as part of a City Bureau Reporting Fellowship

Hearsay

A storytelling card game about contraception and safer sex, plus relationships, emotions, and social networks

Serious Game Bot

A Tracery Twitter bot generating four serious game ideas a day