I grew up in Flowery Branch, Georgia and now live in Portland, Oregon. I've also spent significant time living in Atlanta, Santa Fe, San Francisco, and the mountains.
I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine. My dissertation examines the textures of daily life in an historical moment marked both by the arrival of ubiquitous computing and the development of a broad cultural conversation about the importance of ‘disconnection’ and ‘unplugging.’
In 2014, I taught Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction 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 have a side project about bio-mapping the dirt of the PCT.
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