Essays on Tech + Culture

"Headset Hipocracy"

By the 2020 election, the market for virtual reality is projected to increase twentyfold. That's great news for VR's proponents who relish the technology's persuasive powers, but what does it mean for those inside the headset?

Read full essay @ Boston Reivew

"Op-Ed: Are scooters a transit solution or a Trojan Horse for big tech to colonize our public spaces?"

Like Uber and Airbnb before them, scooter companies aim to satisfy their customers with little regard for how their businesses affect our cities’ ecosystems. All three services tamper with neighborhood norms in ways that are annoying at first and deeply disturbing upon further inspection.

Read full article @ Los Angeles Times

Previous Book


     Actionable Media  (Oxford, 2018)

  • Offers a timely look at the intellectual history and cultural impact of ubiquitous computing
  • Puts forward a new theory for understanding digital practices that incorporate our immediate surroundings
  • Features wide-ranging case analyses of media projects by leading artists, designers, and scientists