Death Gets a Facebook Update / ReadWrite

Social media sites, so good at chronicling the ins and outs of our lives, have been uniquely terrible at handling their inevitable end. On Facebook, for instance, a reported death has long stuck friends and family with a static and almost ghostly memorial account—one disconnected from the lives of others even as it continued to display […]

The Edna Kolmas Janis Project (2004–2014)

Six months before my grandmother died, I dropped out of Oberlin College and enrolled in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I felt compelled to be in Chicago, and to help my family care for my grandmother before she passed. I completed the imagery for this project in 2004; now, eight years later, […]