I am an artist-theorist who facilitates a practice-based understanding of socio-technical systems that typically evade public scrutiny. Using methods from institutional critique, tactical media, and information activism, I investigate information as a source of power and resistance. My investigations have focused on social science techniques, financial instruments, intelligence analysis, technologies of mass surveillance, artificial intelligence, and social media misinformation.
I hold a PhD in Visual Studies from SUNY Buffalo (2019), an MFA in New Genres from UCLA (2010), and a BFA with a double-major in Sculpture and Experimental Psychology from UW-Milwaukee (2007). I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Art + Design department at Northeastern University.
My dissertation, Operation Mosaic: The Impact of Visual and Linguistic Representation on Intelligence Practices, analyzes the metaphors and conceptions of data and information used by intelligence analysts and in practice-based artistic research projects that investigate the surveillance state.
I have exhibited and presented on my work internationally at venues including including Ars Electronica (Linz), New Media Gallery (Zadar), NeMe (Cypress), Media Art History (Krems), ADAF (Athens), and the Centro Cultural de España (México). My research has been published in Big Data & Society, Visual Resources, Leuven University Press and Leonardo. My projects have been funded by Science Gallery Dublin, Science Gallery Detroit, the Puffin Foundation, and the NEoN Festival.