I am a historian of digital media, studying the ways people have imagined, developed, and used digital images over the past seventy years. My forthcoming book is titled Image Objects (MIT Press, 2018), and it offers a material history of early computer graphics and visual simulation told through a set of five objects that structure the production and circulation of all digital images today. I also work on queer and marginalized figures in the history of computing and contemporary art and technology.
I am an Assistant Professor of New Media History and Theory in the Department of Film & Media at the University of California, Berkeley. I received my PhD from New York University’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.