BA 2005 Religious Studies Grinnell College
MA 2007 Philosophy The New School for Social Research

PICA – Precipice Fund Grant 2013 – co-recipients Rosalynn Rothstein and Carl Diehl

2016 (Forthcoming) Living Arts, Tulsa, OK
2013 Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC

Selected Exhibitions (Solo Shows Marked With *)
*(Forthcoming) Box Gallery, Palatine, IL
*Exoskeleton, The Development of the Tashigahara-Van Helmont Antenna, Los Angeles, CA
LAB PDX June 2015, Installation, Portland, OR
Blackfish Gallery, Window Installation, Portland, OR
LAB PDX February 2015, Installation, Portland, OR
Included on City of Seattle, Washington Office of Arts and Culture, Emerging Artists Roster.
Lost and Found, Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, OR
*Provisional Loops, Art in Rural Storefronts, Scio, OR
*Port City Installation, Port City Gallery, Portland, OR
Weird Shift Storefront, Co-Curator, Portland, OR
Re-Purposed Sound Machine, Project Space, Salem, OR
*Solid State, Art in Rural Storefronts, Sweet Home, OR
Drones, Gallery Project, Detroit & Ann Arbor, MI
Murmuration Festival, online (co-curator)
Weird Shift Con 2013, Portland, OR (co-curator)
YX2, Project Space, Salem, OR
*Untitled Product, Spaceworks, Tacoma, WA
*YX, Re:Vision Gallery at SCRAP, Portland, OR
Lost Valley Installation, Eugene, OR
Northwest Blue Recess Installation, Bellingham, WA
Speciation, Billboard Art Project, Corona, CA
Bordertown Group Show, Detroit Design Festival, Detroit, MI
*Tunnel Space, Red Rover Gallery, Portland, OR
*Bohemian Warehouse Installation, Portland, OR
Masks of Incognito, Re:Vision Gallery at SCRAP, Portland, OR
*please treat things as you would like them to be treated, Project Space Two, Salem, Oregon
Summer Print Show, Bamboo Grove Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Adam Rothstein is an insurgent archivist and artist. He writes about politics, media, art, and technology wherever he can get a signal. He is most interested in the canons of history and prediction, the so-called “Future-Weird”, the unstable ramifications of today’s cultural technology, and the materials and ideas out of which we build things. He is on Twitter @interdome. His writing website is POSZU.

Selected Publications

Adam has contributed to:

Rhizome, The New Inquiry, The Atlantic Tech, Terraform, The CreatorsProject, OMNI Reboot, and Longshot Magazine.

Contributing editor at The State, and regular blogger for the International Sculpture Center.

ForthcomingLightning Guides: Cryptocurrencies – book for Callisto Media

The Greatest Thing Since Sliced BreadMethod Quarterly
Astronaut Luggage – book from Link Editions
Why the Drone Revolution Can’t Get Off the GroundThe Kernel
Drones – book from Bloomsbury Publishing, part of the Object Lessons series.

Targeted Strike 2: Judgement DatabaseTerraform
The Complexities of Drones in ArtThe CreatorsProject
Constellations of the CitySculpture
Reverse EngineeringArc 2.2: Chromewash
High Priestess of the Future-WeirdThe State
How Much Electricity Does Bitcoin Use?Medium
Land Art of the AnthropoceneRhizome

Chased by Google XThe State
Glassholes and Black Rock CityMedium
The Chastised GenerationPOSZU/Medium
Futurist Anarchism and the Cargo CultThe State
FutureMyth NotesFutureMyth Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
The Pleasant/Unpleasant Dynamic – Unpleasant Design
The Shape of Shaping Things to Come – Best of Rhizome 2012 – Collection Volume
Guide to Future Present Archetypes – Ebook of Essays
50 Cultural Perturbations – Novella.
On the Natural History of Surveillance – Rhizome
Satellites of History – The State
Killer MagThe New Inquiry
Cascadian Drone Ballads: An IntroductionPOSZU
The Portland Occupier – Served as Point-of-Contact.
Light on Fire – Novel.
Speciation – Diagram Book.
Apopheniac Communiques – Zine.
“Drone Ethnography” – Rhizome
“Enter the Hutong”POSZU
Border Town Design Salon – Foreign Correspondent.
Cannibalism – Novella.
LiquidSeedMossMachine – Novella.
Scab Suite – Novella.


Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR: “Virtual Space Aesthetics”
Radical Networks, Eyebeam, Brooklyn, NY: “The Future History of the Solarpunk Ham Radio Club” (with Rob Ray)
Society for the History of Technology, Albuquerque, NM: “Creating a Usable Historical Narrative of Future Drone Technology”
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom: “Water Infrastructure Aesthetics”
San Francisco Arts Quarterly, San Francisco, CA: “Weird Futures” (with Morehshin Allahyari and Sterling Crispin)
Vernacular Architecture Forum, Chicago, IL: “The Hexayurt at Burning Man: DIY Culture Online and Vernacular Construction” (with Rosalynn Rothstein)
As Above, So Below, Lincoln, UK: “Major Drone Religions” – Presenter
Theorizing the Web, Brooklyn, NY: “–––⁂–(⊗__⊗)–⁂–––: Drones, for better or worse” – Panel Organizer
PNCA, Portland, OR: “Vaporware & the Future-Weird” – Presenter
Arse Elektronika, San Francisco, CA: “The Gendered Internet of Things” (with Rosalynn Rothstein)
Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference, New York, NY: “Do Drones Dream of Electric Sheep? – Panel Participant”
Arse Elektronika, San Francisco, CA: “Drones and the Gaze: Technological Scopophilia” (with Rosalynn Rothstein)
Weird Shift Con 2013, Portland, OR: “Teleogics and Games”
MediaCities, Buffalo, NY: “Media Platforms, Occupied Media Space, and Political Narratives: A Critical Examination of the Occupy Protests, 2011-2012” (with Rosalynn Rothstein)
PNCA, Portland, OR: “The New Aesthetic and The New Politic”
Arse Elektronika, San Francisco, CA: “Multi-Profile, Platform Based Socio-Sexual Performance Constituted thru Polyamorous Relationships”
Weird-Shit Con, Portland, OR: “Notes on a New Politic”
Open Engagement, Portland, OR: “Notes on Research into the Zwischenzug Factory” (with Rosalynn Rothstein)
Law and Disorder, Portland, OR: “The Role of Writing and Research in Developing Revolutionary Movements – Panel Participant”
Occupy Solidarity Social Forum, Olympia, WA: “Anarchist Process and Occupied Media”
The Non-Human in Anthropology, Prague, CZ: “Junk Mail Cyborgs” (with Rosalynn Rothstein)