weekend links: Shaye Saint John, poster design, Max Ross

Shaye Saint John
Shaye Saint John

A still from one of Shaye Saint John's "triggers." Image courtesy of VICE.

Have you ever been in that weird part of YouTube? If so, you may have seen former model Shaye Saint John’s bizarre, amusing shorts, which have been compared to the work of comedy duo Tim & Eric (and, by me, to that creepy video from The Ring). It’s hard to summarize Shaye’s life and her connection to the late artist Eric Fournier, so I’m just going to urge you to read this article instead. [VICE]

Design nerds everywhere, New York’s Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is hosting an exhibit called How Posters Work. Don’t worry, non-NYC nerds: you can view the entire exhibit online! [Hyperallergic]

Engineer/musician Max Mathews helped introduce the world to computer music with his pioneering research in programming, synthesis, and more. In a tribute to Mathews, R. Luke DuBois muses on how computers empower and enable humans to create art. [New York Times]

Artist, fields pal, and “trickster” David Culpepper has produced a scavenger-hunt-as-art-show called Central Air, now on display in Austin’s SOFA Gallery. Culpepper’s pieces—mainly sculptures—blend in with SOFA’s décor, which led to writer Caitlin G. McCollom’s hilarious admission that she spent “an embarrassing amount of time” studying a calendar that she thought was “art.” [Glasstire]

In the latest release from digital mag Covered with Fur, Max Ross brings us a quiet, plodding contemplation on collecting, identity, and Wallace Stevens. He also includes some very true observations about yoga. (I highly recommend issue 55 of American Short Fiction, which is the first place I came across Ross’s writing.) [A Strange Object]

Mazal tov to all the winners of the Austin Critics Table Awards! [Austin Chronicle]

Alyssa G. Ramirez