My work draws on historical approaches to digital technology, examining seemingly contemporary technological phenomena through a critical and longitudinal lens. This research is in conversation with media studies, information studies, and the field of science, technology and society, while incorporating a variety of methods, including interviews, archival research, participant observation, network analysis, and critical/cultural analysis.
My current projects fall under three areas:
︎ Historical approaches to digital media
Historicizing contemporary digital media forms and practices, often to explore the ways that forms of power persist in what are otherwise considered ‘new’ media technologies.
︎ Digital technologies over time
Topics like digital data storage and preservation, along with social and cultural theories of technological novelty and obsolescence.
︎ Big data environments and epistemology
How the storage, collection, combination and analysis of large datasets reflects and shapes ways of knowing.