“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.
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 6 postcards featuring drawings created with noodles and modeled after nudes throughout art history, including the work of Michelangelo, Matisse, and Modigliani. It was published for the 2018 East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest.
Set of 6 risograph-printed postcards, 4.25 inches x 5.5 inches.
“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.
30 full-color pages, 13.5 inches x 4.25 inches. Risograph covers printed with help from Amy Burek.
In Western countries, "sunshower" is commonly used to describe the meteorological phenomenon of simultaneous sun and rain. However, it isn’t a formal term, often excluded from the dictionary. Around the world, sunshowers are thus described in folkloric ways, with somewhat surprisingly similar themes: these often involve mischievous, clever creatures – either as animals (foxes, wolves, monkeys) or humans (witches, gypsies, the devil) – in some form of ceremony, such as giving birth, honoring death, getting married (or less euphemistically, having sex).
32 full-color pages, 6.75 inches x 8.25 inches. Cover printed via risograph by Amy Burek.
What Is It?
“What Is it?” features 25 images described by both a human and a picture-describing bot. It closes with an essay exploring objectivity, meaning, and the value of human judgment in an artificially intelligent world.
“Life Energy Cultivation” is an instructional guide to doing the first shibashi sequence of qigong, a meditative form of exercise. With its emphasis on mindfulness of the breath, qigong can be surprisingly empowering and sometimes even magical, fostering the ability to cultivate energy of your own making.
“Life Energy Cultivation” was published for the Spooky Mini Zinefest at Artist & Craftsman Supply San Francisco as well as the 2016 Short Run Comix & Arts Festival in Seattle. It is available at Issues in Oakland, The Grand Newsstand and Needles and Pens in San Francisco.
40 black-and-white pages, 5.25 inches x 8.25 inches.
Stock Responses for the Everyday Interviewer
“Stock Responses for the Everyday Interviewer” features 300 suggested phrases and gestures to engage in daily conversation. Consider it to be a guide for those scenarios when you just don’t know how to respond.
“Stock Responses for the Everyday Interviewer” was published for the 2016 Portland Zine Symposium and the first annual Kiosk Fest. It is available at Issues in Oakland, The Grand Newsstand and Needles and Pens in San Francisco.
24 color pages, 5.25 inches x 8.25 inches.
"Defying Gravity" is a collection of Tinder profiles that explores the nature of internet dating and the force of attraction. A concluding essay discusses the significance of body language as well as the physics and etymology of gravity.
52 full-color pages with tabloid centerfold, 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches.
Postcards, 4.25 inches x 5.5 inches each.
Vinyl sticker, 2.75 inches x 2.75 inches.
Death is But a Dream
Exploring everything from a playful life-extending villa to the ominous proliferation of jellyfish worldwide, "Death is But a Dream" is a sprawling investigation of immortality across the fields of food, fashion, architecture, sex, and science.
"Death is But a Dream" was published for the the 2015 San Francisco Zine Fest. It is available at Issues in Oakland.
Zine includes 48 full-color pages and measures 4.25 inches x 5.5 inches.