PhD, Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, 2016
Software Studies, Hardware/Infrastructure Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Film Studies, Aesthetics and Avant-Gardes, Critical Digital Humanities, Cultural Studies
As a former information technologist and systems administrator, my scholarship spans the practical and the theoretical, connecting issues across a variety of humanistic fields to focus on the way in which digital media has, since the Second World War, progressively come to absorb previously distinct social relations. I am currently working on two book-length projects. The first, New Media at the End of History, examines the rise of digital multimedia alongside the collapse of state socialism in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The second, tentatively entitled 100% Utilization, revisits the technical limits of computation in light of increasing socio-economic dependence on automation.