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 an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Tufts University and co-chair of the American Anthropological Association’s Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing. I received my PhD from UC Irvine’s Department of Anthropology