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An equation to urban life? Altman Siegel presents Chris Johanson

Turning human behaviors into equations has been an endless pursuit for neuroscientists, psychologists, advertisers and many others. Chris Johanson presents a hypnotic rendition of these patterns of human activity in his solo exhibition titled “Equations” at the Altman Siegel gallery, an independent art gallery on Geary Street in San Francisco (Nov. 25 to Jan. 15). A…

Saving the city from ourselves

San Francisco’s municipal election last week was a victory for developers and the gentrification they facilitate. As a good liberal, I oppose gentrification’s dislocation of low-income residents, who are disproportionately people of color. As a Stanford student who loves the Bay Area, I will hopefully use my degree to get a good job and will then want to live in a hip neighborhood that once belonged to deeper-rooted residents. In other words, I will be a gentrifier. Can gentrifiers earnestly oppose gentrification?

Gabe Haro: More than just a meme

Gabe Haro ’18 is a maker. A modern-day Renaissance man, Haro, often seen sporting paint-spattered pants and his signature two-tone hairstyle, dabbles in fields ranging from photo manipulation to mechanical engineering. In his art, Haro strives to marry his diverse interests, exploring the unique visual qualities of digital media, mechanics and technology. More of a…

Treasure Island day two: That’s a wrap

Day two of the Treasure Island Music Festival (TMF) promised a more chill, indie atmosphere with artists like Viet Cong, Jose Gonzalez and Lower Dens. Here are some of the highlights: Father John Misty Folk rock artist Father John Misty (FJM) captured his audience from the start with his wild antics onstage — dancing with…