I'm an anthropologist who studies how people use technology to interpret, reproduce, and circulate sound. My current book project is titled Computing Taste: The Making of Algorithmic Music Recommendation, based on a long-term ethnographic study of the developers of music recommender systems. In previous research, I've studied the history of the player piano and experimental music.
I’m a PhD candidate in UC Irvine’s Department of Anthropology and co-chair of the American Anthropological Association’s Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing.
Starting in January 2016, I will be joining the Department of Anthropology at Tufts University as Assistant Professor in the Anthropology of Science and Technology.