KATE BINGAMAN-BURT

Portland, Oregon

Physical or Digital?

I like to hold things in my hand. I like to look at things on my screen. When it comes to engaging with people about the things that I do, I’ve found a healthy balance by communicating sincerely online and then either zooming a special package off in the mail or giving surprise objects in person. Pro tip: everybody likes getting fun, unexpected mail.

My first website launched in 2002, and my first online store—filled with zines, drawings, and other small objects—launched on the same day. My work existed online as well as offline, and it has been that way ever since. I carried zines and buttons around rather than business cards. These objects were way more fun to hand out and to talk about ...

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