(I hate most photos of myself, but this one is pretty funny. I think I'm giving a side-eye to Brian House at a party.)
I'm just a person. I live on a small island off the coast of America. I wrote a book about finding the internet on the street in 2016.
In 2021, I started a graduate program in geography at tthe University of Delaware.
Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure. New York, USA: Melville House Press, 2016.
“A Benediction for the Amazon Wind Farm Texas.” Machine Landscapes: Architectures of the Post-Anthropocene. West Sussex, England: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2019.
“The Valley and the Predator.” The Art Happens Here: Net Art Anthology. New York: Rhizome, 2019.
“Effortless Slippage.” Dimensions of Citizenship: Architecture and Belonging from the Body to the Cosmos. Los Angeles, USA: Inventory Press, 2018.
“Living With Our Daemons.” NGV Triennial. Melbourne, Australia: National Gallery of Victoria, 2017.
“Forever Noon on a Cloudless Day.” The Noise of Being. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Sonic Acts Press, 2017.
“The Recent Past of Capitalist Future.” The Museum of Capitalism. Los Angeles, USA: Inventory Press, 2017.
“Notes from Some American Real-Time Landscapes.” Development: Okayama Art Summit 2016. Okayama, Japan: Okayama Art Summit Executive Committee, 2016.
Full inventory of clips here.
Instructor on “Internet Geographies” at Eugene Lang, January winter term.
Co-instructor of a course on Machine Learning And Art, cross-listed in the art and engineering departments, taught with electrical engineering professor Sam Keene (spring 2018); instructor on Ethics in Computer Science course for the engineering department (fall 2019-foreseeable future). Syllabus for 2019 Ethics in Computer Science here.
Co-instructor with Tim Maly on Graduate Thesis Communications in the Industrial Design Graduate Studies program.
Taught “Architectural History of Computing”, which began as one-day workshops and was extended into a course taught in fall 2016. Topics covered included technology supply chains, data center geography and politics, and local New York internet history. In 2018 I taught “Networked Terraforming”, a workshop on the material and mineral supply chains underlying the internet, taught as part of SFPC’s Code Societies intensive.
A collection of free, open teaching modules for education on network infrastructure, internet governance, and core network protocols. Initially developed in collaboration with Surya Mattu, with the support of Data and Society Research Institute and the Knight Prototype Fund. In addition to the work produced with the Knight grant, we’ve adapted modules from Networks Land and developed new curriculum for the New York City Department of Education’s Computer Science For All initiative. More information at the Networks Land website.
Agency. Nome Gallery, Berlin. 27 October-7 December 2018
Hidden Structures. Oddstream Festival, NL. 11 October-14 October 2018
Futureproof. Haverford College, PA. 27 October - 17 December 2017 (exhibition curator)
Haunted Machines, Wicked Problems. Impakt Festival, NL. 25 October - 12 November 2017
The Glass Room. London, UK. 25 October - 12 November 2017
Infosphere. CENART, Mexico City, MX. 25 May - 3 September 2017
To Serve The National Interest. Ace Hotel Gallery, New York, NY. 5 April - 28 April 2017 (commissioned project for Rhizome, produced in collaboration with Josh Begley and Seth Freed Wessler)
Evidentiary Realism. Fridman Gallery, New York, NY. 28 February - 31 March 2017
Reconnaissance. Nome Gallery, Berlin, DE. 17 September- 11 November 2016 (solo exhibition)
THE NEXT BIG THING IS NOT A THING: Surveying the Design Discipline. Bureau Europa, Maastricht, NL. March 5 - June 10 2016
Big Bang Data. Somerset House, London, UK. 3 December 2015- 20 March 2016
New Inc x Deep Lab. Ideas City Festival, New Museum, New York, NY. 27 May - 31 May 2015
Eyebeam 2015 Annual Showcase. New York, NY. 29 January- 21 February 2015
Magick Codes. (conference organizer) Orbital, New York, NY. 6 December 2014
Tech Resident, Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY). 2021
Research Fellow, ITP, New York University (New York, NY). Spring 2020
Senior Fellow, Annenberg Innovation Lab, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA). Spring 2019-Present
Resident, Recurse Center (Brooklyn, NY). Spring 2019
Grantee, Mozilla Creative Media Award (with Brendan C. Byrne). 2018
Journalism R&D Resident, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center (with Surya Mattu) (New York, NY). 2017-2018
Fellow, Experimental Research Lab at Autodesk/Pier 9 (with Debbie Chachra, Sherri Wasserman, and Georgina Voss) (San Francisco, CA). February 2016 - June 2016
Resident, Center for Land Use Interpretation (Wendover, UT). September 2015
Grantee, Knight Foundation Prototype Fund (with Surya Mattu). 2015
Resident, Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PH). Winter 2014
Fellow, Data and Society Research Institute (New York, NY). 2014-2018
Resident, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center (New York, NY). Spring 2014
Resident, The Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY). Fall 2013
Consultant on communications strategy and editorial support for a local nonprofit focused on building community power through locally controlled internet infrastructure.
RIP Corp is a monthly reported podcast from independent production studio Charts & Leisure. Each episode tells the story of a business failure, based on the proposition that understanding how companies fail can illuminate how capitalism actually works (and who it works for). Topics covered have varied, including Enron’s role in the history of streaming video and why leveraged buyouts are the dumbest idea in the world but private equity tricked people into thinking they were good.
The Training Commission was a science fiction novella co-written with Brendan C. Byrne and published as an email newsletter. Set in an alternate future in which the United States of America undergoes a semi-automated (and inevitably broken) truth and reconciliation process, the narrative interwove interviews with real-life experts on technology, human rights, and the messy intersections of the two with a political thriller narrative. At peak, we had around 3000 subscribed readers and at one point broke TinyLetter. (In slightly grim honors, The Training Commission was highlighted by The Guardian as a great quarantine read.)
A conference hosted at Data & Society Research Institute on worldbuilding and its discontents in science fiction, policy, and history. I curated the programming for the conference and in 2018 commissioned, edited, and designed print editions of three original works of speculative fiction by Ruha Benjamin, Rose Eveleth, and Lou Cornum. Documentation for 2017 and 2018 on the Data & Society website.
Freelance in-house project building a CMS (Flask/MySQL backend) for keeping track of all published excerpts from the Snowden archive, as well as all reporting connected to said published documents Architecture was originally designed for a public-facing API of document metadata, but shelved due to timing and maintenance concerns. (Project remains under NDA but if actually curious, I can provide the login for a dev version still running on theintercept.horse)
Maryland Institute College of Art, BFA Printmaking, concentration in Book Arts and minor Art History, 2009.