Shelby Shaw is a multimedia writer and artist based in and around New York state. Her work has been commissioned by or appeared via Artforum, The Believer, MIT List Visual Arts Center (MA), IFC Center (NY), Wendy's Subway (NY), Screen Slate, the Printed Matter Art Book Fair Archive, and more. Since 2015 she has been with the programming team for the avant-garde and artists' moving image section of the New York Film Festival, currently called Currents. Shelby works on objecthood and legacy in analogue formats, and is not on social media.
On 19 September 2021, Mailchimp’s content manager algorithm categorised the Flash Fictions email publication as in conflict with their Acceptable Use Policy. The following conversation between Sam Mercer and artist Shelby Shaw reflects on the flaws of the automated content management black box.