Research

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I grew up in Flowery Branch, Georgia and now live in Portland, Oregon.

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine.

My research is about the everyday experience of ubiquitous computing in the United States – smartphones, tablets, and smart watches. I am interested in how these technologies are part of a more diffuse and systemic ethos of limitlessness – a striving towards, and belief in the possibility of, always doing ‘more.’

In 2014, I taught the human-computer interaction class at UCI with a custom syllabus designed to stress the 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 sometimes work on bio-mapping the dirt of the PCT.