Author: Andrea Grover

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Book Sprints, Hive Mind, & Slowing Down Time

In his 2011 non-fiction book, Moonwalking with Einstein, author Joshua Foer befriends the professional “memory athlete” Ed Cooke who suggests to him that you can […]

NA/SA book sprint at STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. Photo: Jonathan Minard.

I Am Not A Program

Earlier this year, I simultaneously read Jaron Lanier’s You Are Not A Gadget and Steven B. Johnson’s Everything Bad Is Good for You, and found it, as you […]

I Am Not A Program

Art for Aggregators’ Sake

On November 11, 2010, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that some of the biggest names in technology, media and fine art are coming together to […]

Art for Aggregators’ Sake

Grover’s Guide to Houston: Part I

During the ten years that I was with Aurora Picture Show, I hosted at least 300 visiting artists, and gave almost that many tours of […]

Grover’s Guide to Houston: Part I

Jack Smith and Kenneth Anger’s Love Child

This past weekend I attended a screening of short films, Pirate Utopias, curated by Sean Uyehara at San Francisco International Film Festival. The program, which […]

Jack Smith and Kenneth Anger’s Love Child

Art & Boats, Part 2: Marie Lorenz

Art & Boats is my ongoing series of interviews and stories about artists who build boats, sail, explore and challenge themselves on the water. For […]

Art & Boats, Part 2: Marie Lorenz

Houston’s Hearst Castle

I have a recurring dream that I discover a hidden room, floor or entire wing in my existing home. The expansive imaginary space defies Newtonian […]

Houston’s Hearst Castle

Buffet DVD, Volume 1

“Buffet” Whets the Appetite “There’s slime in the ice machine” is a Houston saying made popular by the late TV personality Marvin Zindler, a white-suited, […]

Buffet DVD, Volume 1

Art & Boats, Part 1

I’ve got nautical kitsch and art all mixed up in my head. As the daughter of a boat builder and an artist, I have a […]

Art & Boats, Part 1

Houston Gets a TED

I just got word from Javier Fadul at Culture Pilot that Houston is hosting a TEDx event on June 12, 2010. TEDx is the newly […]

Houston Gets a TED

Cave Art

With the Climate Change Summit wrapping-up in Copenhagen, and it not looking so pretty for the future of this blue planet, I recently made tentative […]

Cave Art

Where the Avant Garde Things Are

Cinema Arts Festival Houston , "the only U.S. festival devoted to films by and about artists," launches November 11-15, 2009. When two New York real […]

Where the Avant Garde Things Are

The Ten List: Art Activism

On October 19, 2009, performance artists, The Yes Men, held a fake US Chamber of Commerce press conference at The National Press Club. A small […]

The Ten List: Art Activism