Essays on Tech + Culture

"AI can now go anywhere we wish to take it. Is that a good thing?"

We have been gauging the value of ChatGPT largely by its capacity to yield correct answers, compose good sentences and mimic human skills. Much less attention is paid to how ushering these chatbots into work and life stands to flatten the texture of experience. This becomes a more urgent consideration as mobile AI apps roll out.

Read full op-ed @ San Francisco Chronicle

Talking about AI on ABC7 News

An interview I did in August 2023 about AI apps and the origins of mobile AI discussed in my book, The Philosopher of Palo Alto.

Watch full Interview @ ABC7 News

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