It’s small size and long, 2.35:1 (Cinemascope) aspect ratio make the Merlino Gallery unique among the 5 galleries at the Long Beach State University School of Art. Here I collect a few of the most delicious, and installation-oriented, of the 30 exhibitions/year featured at Merlino Gallery.
Runaway University Los Angeles (RULA) is an alternative, unaccredited, international university operated out of my home. RULA has been a laboratory for understanding that a different college experience is possible. A bottom-up college experience where motivated students pursue knowledge, instead of a top-down experience where faculty preach to lethargic supplicants.
Medici University is an alternative university for avatars. We grant (unaccredited) MFA degrees and other certificates. MU’s VR campus includes 100 studio spaces on 6.5 hectares of virtual land. The MU experience allows self-driven learners to pursue projects of their own design.