I am currently working with the High-Low Tech research group at the MIT Media Lab. In 2011 I received my Master of Fine Arts at Hunter College in New York . I joined this program in 2009 after completing my bachelors of fine arts in Digital Art at the University of Oregon in 2007. I use a wide variety of mediums and techniques in my projects, including, computing and programming, digital fabrication, performance, animation and illustration.
As an artist, a researcher, and an educator, I make a conscious effort to balance a practical understanding of forms of new media with a broader attempt to understand the social and individual change that occurs as we become increasingly connected to and through technology. As a researcher, I examine methods of linking emerging technologies with traditional or accessible forms of production in order to help a broad range of people create relevant artifacts with technology. As an artist, I try to leverage my experience in digital and interactive technologies in a way that pulls from my public-interventionist background. My goal is to produce work that highlights the relationships between the individual and new technology and challenges the disproportionate control of these forms of interaction. As an educator, my goal is to inform my students of emerging and significant aspects of new media culture and provide them with the tools and confidence to engage these spaces as active creators rather than as passive consumers. I make an effort to engage the public through digital technology in a way that not only encourages participation, but relays ideas that facilitate active and informed use of new media and new technology.
I currently live in Cambridge Massachusetts, and bike almost everywhere.