HAVENS: Hearing as Hacking in Digital Economies anticipates a future wherein architecture and multinational tax code structures are specifically tailored to an ideal of obfuscation. HAVENS presents a method for overcoming the enigmas of deferred tax disclosures, investor earnings statements, and doorplate aesthetics.

“… technology giants have taken advantage of tax codes written for an industrial age and ill suited to today’s digital economy.”
– CHARLES DUHIGG and DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI | “How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Taxes
The New York Times | April 28, 2012




HAVENS explores the nature and contexts of "shelter" – how the meaning shifts in the complexities of bureaucracy, and how systems can be exploited and re-exploited to obscure and reveal. HAVENS proposes a means of revealing the methods, intentions, liberties, and improprieties of corporate entities – how corporations can shift identities and outward allegiances in the digital economy; and how to identify entities who are placeless, stateless, and embrace a constantly shifting body of loyalties.







Brief: Personal Effects
Class: MDP–529 Authoring Critical Media
Instruction: Prof. Anne Burdick, Prof. Tim Durfee, Prof. Ben Hooker
Term: Fall, 2012

Media Design Practices | Lab 2014
Art Center College of Design | Pasadena, CA