I am an artist-theorist who aims to facilitate 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 Institutional Review Boards, financial instruments and, most recently, technologies of mass surveillance.
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 of media art and game design 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 Ars Electronica (Linz), Media Art History (Göttweig), NeMe (Cypress), New Media Gallery (Zadar), AC Institute (New York), Science Gallery Dublin, The New Gallery (Calgary), Critical Finance Studies (Amsterdam), ISEA (Vancouver), Athens Digital Art Festival (ADAF), Radical Networks (New York), and the Centro Cultural de España (México). My projects have been funded by Science Gallery Dublin and the Puffin Foundation.