I’m a New York-based designer. The following has been listed, among others, on this CV spreadsheet of past, present, and upcoming work. Occasional updates are posted through twitter, but I actively use email (mindy seu at gmail dot com) and Are.na. For a professional bio written in the third person, refer to the blurb at the top of the spreadsheet. Otherwise, continue reading for the latest collaborations...
Cyberfeminism Index... For the past year, I’ve been creating the Cyberfeminism Index, commissioned by Rhizome and co-presented with with New Museum’s First Look. This research began during my time at the Berkman Klein Center for the Internet & Society and Harvard GSD. Formerly, it took the form of a massive spreadsheet, draft catalog, performative readings (Radical Networks, RISD Architecture, New Museum), and more straightforward talks (Barbican). An excerpt of this can be seen in the sixth issue of AIGA Eye on Design, edited by Meg Miller and Andrew Scheinman. Thank you to my collaborator Angeline Meitzler who developed the online database, with frontend support from Janine Rosen and a little PDF script by Cab Broskoski. Laura Coombs designed a font of encircled numbers for this project. As a Spring 2021 resident at Pioneer Works, I’ll continue to work on the manuscript for Cyberfeminism Catalog to be published by Inventory Press in 2022. You can read more about Cyberfeminism Index in this Walker Art Center interview by Marie Hoejlund.
In-progress projects... Roxana Fabius, Patricia M. Hernandez, and I are currently co-curating the Scalability Project: Cacophony of Troubled Stories, the next on- and off-line exhibition for A.I.R. Gallery, designed by Wkshps. This currently includes an interview with Anna Tsing and an upcoming interview with adrienne maree brown. I’m also writing a paper about databases and indigenous technologies in conversation with Amelia Winger-Bearksin for the upcoming issue of DataBrowser edited by Laura Serejo Genes, Nolan Oswald Dennis and Pedro Zylbersztajn On January 1, 2020, Laura Coombs, Laurel Schwulst, and I (Mindy Seu) announced our consultancy CSS. On March 1, 2020, we adopted the cascading Unicode character ⋱ We’re currently thinking about citations. Laura and I are in the midst of planning an asterisk workshop for Southland Institute, with facilitation from Joe Potts and programming support from Richard Caceres. Next Summer, we’ll hold a workshop about slow technology called Sun Day at Otis. This postponement was recently published in IDEA No. 391.
Some projects from 2020... For a new publication by Geoff Han for Source Type and Tai Kwun Contemporary, I wrote the essay “The Internet Exists on Planet Earth: Earth, Water, Sky”, edited by Andrew Scheinman and Ming Lin. This was motivated by my experience at RightsCon Tunisia; I was later asked to be a committee co-chair for RightsCon Costa Rica with Juliana Castro. In February 2020, Cab Broskoski, Ekene Ijeoma, and I created print.are.na, a tool that generates print-on-demand PDFs from Are.na channels. I’ve also been thinking about glyphs as unifiers (#), additions (*), and spaces (...). These thoughts will come together as a talk for Typographics at Cooper Union. It’s postponed now, but I’ll see you Zoom...
Older projects... In the Summer of 2018, I co-organized the Arts Track of the inaugural Decentralized Web Summit with Sam Hart during my fellowship at the Internet Archive. We were thinking about contemporary uses of peer-to-peer distribution, influenced by decentralized proto-internets. An extension of this can be seen in a 2018 talk for Parsons Communication Design lecture series “Pedagogy of Design in the Age of Computation”. This was adapted for a paper called “Artist as Networker: Catalogs, Correspondance, Netlinks” for the third issue of Amalgam Magazine by Pouya Ahmadi. These initiatives paired with my residency at the Distributed Web of Care organized by Taeyoon Choi.
I’m an Assistant Professor at Rutgers, and I teach an additional course at Yale. I particularly like the quick format of workshops. With Jon Gacnik and Jürg Lehni, I co-led the workshop Local Area Network at A-B-Z-TXT in 2018. Jon and I also co-led the Anti-Anti-Aliasing workshop at the RISD Graphic Design Department. All of my classes and workshops can be seen on my teaching portal. I’ve also collected residencies, fellowships, and short-term education in this list of schools and resources.
This website was last updated on December 2, 2020. In the meta-title, you’ll see that this website is in progress... I tweak it every few months or so, but the past several versions have used Prof. Dr. style for easy maintenance. Everything written by me on this page is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. You don’t need to ask permission to use it, but please give credit!
mindy seu at gmail dot com
New Museum’s First Look
Walker Art Center interview
Berkman Klein Center for the Internet & Society
Decentralized Web Summit
“Pedagogy of Design in the Age of Computation”
Local Area Network
list of schools and resources