I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine, interested in technology & connectivity, community & nature, science & art.

Research

PCT finish!

Dirt Exhibition Flyer

My research is concerned with understanding the role of personal computing technologies as part of a contemporary American socio-cultural-economic situation of busyness, stress, constant connection, distraction, overwhelm, and overwork.

In 2014, I taught the human-computer interaction class at UCI with a custom syllabus stressing relationships among design practice, ethics, culture, and computing technology.

In 2013, I thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) with my partner, Luke a/k/a Pleats. Transcriptions of my journal entries appear on my blog from time to time.

In collaboration with microbiologist and artist Christina Agapakis, I am also involved in a project about bio-mapping the dirt of the PCT.