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ReptileChoir

NOTE: This post is adapted from a paper that I submitted towards the completion my Master of Arts degree in August of 2016. On May 13th 2016, I presented ReptileChoir, a youth-oriented interactive art exhibition, during Hamilton’s monthly Art Crawl at...

NOTE: This post is adapted fro...

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A Strange Bird

This post is dedicated to my Mother, Coby Sikkema. Thanks mom! My parents recently returned from a trip to Europe. Dad brought back photos of cathedrals and monuments, along with stories of his Reformation heroes. Mom brought back pictures of alpine...

This post is dedicated to my M...

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Port Rates: Encountering the Face

The face is, in and of itself, visitation and transcendence. —Emmanuel Levinas For whom do the ethics of encounter count? If I take your picture, do you give it? When I face you, do I efface you? Do you design interfaces? What do I "take" in...

The face is, in and of itself,...

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Self ease

Haters heap scorn on the selfie, lamenting this ubiquitous start-up genre as quintessentially narcissistic. But where's the fun in that? You have an immense capacity to love yourself. To be properly selfless, you have to be a little selfish. Shooting...

Haters heap scorn on the selfi...

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Cedar-Apple Rust

With the month of May having expired, I picked up my Gyres artworks from The Jordan Art Gallery this week. Though conversations with George Langbroek tend to fruitfully peel away the hours, I got away in time to stop by...

With the month of May having e...

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