The New York Times: “[The CareForce One] film series documents a family road trip from New York to Miami, during which a mother, her son and their friends join housekeepers, nannies, caregivers and other workers along the route to explore how immigration and racial discrimination affect those jobs.”
MIT Cast: “Jahn is interested in artistic interventions in non-art contexts, which is the subject of her book Byproduct. Her art is a form of serious play that demonstrates the value of injecting creative thinking into the the bloodstream of workaday culture. She introduces a trickster-like humor into public spaces and discourses, and yet it is a humor edged with political potency.”
Kamal Sinclair for Immerse News: A book authored by artist and educator Marisa Jahn, Byproduct (2010, YYZBooks), outlines “a robust culture of artist residencies and fellowships embedded in science and technology institutions in the mid-twentieth century. She noted that despite the resurgence of embedded residencies today, the history is under-chronicled, which can lead to organizations wasting cycles by reinventing the wheel.”
GOOD Magazine describes New Day New Standard as “a new public art project [..] using humor as a vehicle to educate workers, their bosses, and the public about the New York Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights…New Day New Standard turns the idea of an information hotline on its headset."
BBC Latino describes the power of New Day New Standard: "La novedad es lo que se escucha al otro lado de la línea: episodios con formato de talk show radial y en clave de humor, pensados para volver ‘digerible’ la letra dura de la regulación neoyorquina.”
After Jahn’s presentation at Obama’s White House, Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, calls New Day New Standard "super cool.“
The Nation’s Michelle Chen notes, “Contratados is a project that "meshes worker solidarity with digital technology in a user-friendly format—part pocket-sized know-your-rights training, part Yelp—with the the street-level sensibility of the workers’ centers that aid migrant workers on the ground in their communities.”
Additional Selected Reviews
Selected from over 300 reviews, interviews, videos, and mentions
“Air du Temps: Carnet d’Adresses” – San Francisco.” Air France Magazine. 8/2007
Baker, Kenneth. San Francisco Chronicle: Arts & Leisure. (3/22/2002)
Beard, Dena. Book Review of “Recipes for an Encounter,” Art Practical. 3/26/2010
Berry, Colin. Interview on KPFA. (6/2004)
Bonetti, David. “Industrial-Strength Art.” San Francisco Chronicle. 1/2001
Buucke, David. “Inside View”. Artweek. 3/2002
Cash, Stephanie. “Bay Area Then and Now.” Art in America. 1/2006
Channel 6, Russia. Interview about “The Whale.” 4/2011
Cohn, Terri. “Emerging Alternatives for the Twenty-First Century.” ArtWeek. 7/4/04
Coombs, Gretchen. “Care for Care: Studio REV-‘s Strategies for Engagement.” Art and the Public Sphere. Vol 4, No 1 & 2. 2015
Collins, Glen. "Council Hears From Vendors … on Proposed Food Truck Restrictions." NY Times. 6/16/2010.
Ektermann, Marin. “Viies “Postsovkhoz.” Sirp Estonia Daily News, 9/2/2005.
Finkelpearl, Tom. “Why Call it Art? The Aesthetics of Participation”. Queens Muse(um) Blog, Spring 2013.
Gopalarithinam, Ranjani. “Musical Couplets.” Fader. 09/2005, p. 62
Hansen, Heiko. “Contemporary Vehicle Design in Istanbul”, Cluster, Italy. 1/2006. p.11-15.
Hsu, Jeremy. “WoW Pod Meets All of a Sedentary Gamer’s Biological Needs.” Popular Science. 5/1/2009
Huston, Johnny Ray. “Better Homes & Galleries” San Francisco Bay Guardian. 5/2004
Jaskey, Jenny. “Thanksgiving Dinner in 5 seconds.” Rhizome.org (feature). 12/7/2009
Kiniry, Laura. “All We Can Say is WOW.” Make Magazine, vol. 19: Robots. p. 25.
Lettellier, Alexandra. “Faux Pod.” Los Angeles Times. 9/30/2009
Leaverton, Michael. "Open Source." SF Weekly. 1/20/2010
McGuire, Brydie. “Wearable Technology”, Beyond Tomorrow, Discovery Channel. 6/2006.
Meyer, Julien. “Air Portugal II at Pond.” Frieze. 2/2001
Moses, Asher. “World of Warcraft goes down the toilet.” The Sydney Morning Herald. 5/11/2009.
Nadeau, Renee. “Game womb in play at MIT.” Boston Herald. 5/17/2009
Reddy, Sumathi. "Vendors, Businesses Spar Over Food-Truck Legislation." Wall Street Journal. 6/16/2010.
"Street Meat Theater: Activists Fight Food-Truck Legislation." Wall Street Journal: Metropolis. 6/15/2010.
Slaton, Joyce. “Merrily We Roll Along.” San Francisco Weekly 7/4/04
Smith, Caroline. “Shopdropping.” CBC Radio, 6/26/2006
Smith, Greg. “Wow Pod.” Rhizome.org (feature). 12/21/2009
Suwwan, Leila. “Artistas subvertem consume com copias.” Folha de Sao Paulo 2/10/2005
“Thanksgiving Dinner in 5 seconds.” Discovery Channel online. 5/30/2009.
Ultreras, Pedro. NannyVan in Univision, 6 pm news. 5/19/14
Westbrook, Lindsey. San Francisco Guardian. 7/31/02
“World of Warcraft pod.” Make Magazine. 5/6/2009
Zassenhaus, Erik. 'Art Pics: Pond.' Punk Planet (feature) (2001)Zuckerman, Ethan. DMLlearning hub. 12/2011