Lindsay Howard

Craft, Back­bone. js, So­cial me­dia APIs

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Lindsay Howard is an in­de­pen­dent cu­ra­tor whose work ex­plores how the in­ter­net is shap­ing art and cul­ture. In ad­di­tion to her work, Howard of­ten shares what she’s see­ing and do­ing across Twit­ter and In­sta­gram. Ac­cord­ing to Carly Ayres, one of HAWRAF’s co­founders, “With her per­sonal site, we wanted to find a way to bal­ance show­ing her work with the per­son­al­ity and na­ture of her own prac­tice. As a cu­ra­tor, Lindsay is con­stantly meet­ing with artists and look­ing at new work, so we thought it would be fas­ci­nat­ing to have a web­site that shows those side by side.”

HAWRAF’s process usu­ally be­gins with a con­cept­ing ses­sion where they throw every­thing on a white­board and see what sticks. Af­ter elim­i­nat­ing close con­tenders (in­clud­ing a 3D model of her head), the stu­dio ul­ti­mately chose a more res­trained ver­sion. The web­site was built by Nicky Tesla on Craft, back­bone.js and uses APIs from Twit­ter and In­sta­gram to pop­u­late the feed. Ayres elab­o­rates, “The con­cept was to show­case her ex­ten­sive his­tory of work, as well as her more re­cent stu­dio vis­its, in­ter­views with artists and gallery tours. The left side of the page al­lows peo­ple to ex­plore seven years’ worth of past ex­hi­bi­tions, writ­ings, talks and press, while the right of­fers up a feed of what­ever else Lindsay’s been up to in the last 48 hours. While her work is al­ways there, her most re­cent posts come and go – eras­ing clean ev­ery cou­ple of days.”

“The tran­si­tions are so slick! You can re­ally tell that the site was made for her work, and it has such a fun, new take on site nav­i­ga­tion” Leah Sch­midt, De­signer and Il­lus­tra­tor at Big Hu­man

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