Journal — Show and Tell

Show and Tell Introduction

Show and Tell Introduction

Show and Tell is a periodically published selection of digital artworks sent directly to your inbox. 

The program began in March of 2019 with the intention of distributing and surfacing (or re-surfacing) digital art works. The projects range from being based in the browser, as apps, and as various downloadable file types.

These works live on-line in a constantly expanding network where the amount of information, materials, and means to create increases at an incredible rate. This expansion creates an opportunity for more discovery and availability of ideas, but it also creates a space...


Show and Tell: 16
My Hand on Yours by Coco Yuan

Show and Tell: 16 <br> My Hand on Yours by Coco Yuan

As we reacquaint ourselves with touch and closeness after months of social distancing, use Coco Yuan’s work My Hand on Yours to ease into the process. 

My Hand on Yours is a browser-based work where you can place Yuan’s virtual hand on top of yours. Her hand can hold your hand or rest gently on it, reminiscent of interactions we took for granted pre-COVID.

The user uploads a...


Show and Tell: 15
Mother’s Tongue Phantom Banquet

Show and Tell: 15 <br> Mother’s Tongue Phantom Banquet

How can we access memories both shaped and obscured by immigration and cultural assimilation—something vaguely defined as the diaspora experience? What role does language and material heritage play in constructing often conflicting feelings of hope and anxiety, fear and belonging?

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To Lap-See Lam, a second generation Swedish-Cantonese artist, Chinese restaurants are undoubtedly imbued with a general richness of meaning and stereotyping. Mother’s Tongue (2018) and  Read the article


Show and Tell: 14
Glance Back by Maya Man

Show and Tell: 14 <br> Glance Back by Maya Man

Glance Back is a Google Chrome browser extension by Maya Man, created with the intent of giving you an honest look at yourself, and situate you in the present. Once a day, Glance Back uses your webcam to unexpectedly take a picture of you. The result is an archive of the user in an unprepared, uncurated statesincere documentation of the many aspects of being human, of moods and thoughts in flux. 

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Upon taking a picture, Glance...


Show and Tell 13:
Protest Tools for Anonymity

Show and Tell 13: <br> Protest Tools for Anonymity

Cities across the United States and places beyond have come together to show solidarity in the protests for George Floyd and against racism and police brutality.

As social media and social justice converge at this time of action, you may find the resources in this Show and Tell helpful to maintain anonymity and protect protesters' identities when sharing images. 

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As you attend a vigil or protest, you may feel compelled to document it, whether to show solidarity or to show the real face of what’s...