AI Describing AI * Whitney Museum * Photo/Description Journal

Thanks to Bojana Coklyat for inviting me to co-lead a verbal description  tour with Art educator Paula Stuttman at the Whitney Museum on May 9! It was great fun to discuss some of the works in “Harold Cohen: AARON” with the help of Be My AI, an app for blind people powered by GPT4 that produces robust, nearly instantaneous image… Read more

The 2024 Brooklyn Half Marathon- My First Half Marathon!

I began showing up at Achilles NYC—a running/walking/rolling group that pairs disabled athletes with volunteer guides—last summer after many years away. I was sporadic until I met a young woman named Gillian. On our second run, we flirted with the idea of doing the NYC Marathon. She’s doing Chicago like a month before, and said something along the lines of:… Read more

New York Public Library Talk: “Image Description and the Critical Blind Gaze” – In-Person on March 8

I’m thrilled to present “Image Description and the Critical Blind Gaze” at The New York Public Library (NYPL) in-person on March 8, 2pm! Free, but please register. About the Talk Author and scholar M. Leona Godin uses photographs in the Library’s collections to explore the strange relationship between sighted photographers and blind subjects. The photography division of The Miriam and… Read more

NYPL Works In Progress Talk with David Lowe, Photography Specialist

On October 19, 2023, I was honored to present my work-in-progress as a 2023-24 NYPL Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellow at the New York Public Library. Thanks to Deirdre Donohue and David Lowe for supporting this talk with their brilliance and kindness! The entire talk with ASL interpreters is below as a Vimeo link and my lecture notes follow.     Face of… Read more

SIGHTED PEOPLE SUCK! * November 8 Solo Show * Image Backstory + Be My AI Description

SIGHTED PEOPLE SUCK! Is my new solo storytelling show. I’m thrilled that it will premiere on Wednesday, November 8, 7pm, in the Gotham Storytelling Fest! Here’s a link to in-person and virtual tickets. Below please find the show blurb, followed by the backstory of the show image (taken by Alabaster Rhumb on a gloomy day in the East Village), and… Read more

Neal Slavin’s “Blind Woman” (1963) * Image Descriptions

“New York City, Blind Woman” (1963) is by Neal Slavin, world-respected photographer and film director. I first met Neal, briefly, at the old Lighthouse Music School (now FMDG Music School), where he brought his ICP students to assist him in taking a large group shot of all us students—children and adults, with and without our instruments. More on that photo… Read more