Image: Closeup color photo of a white-gloved hand holding a small computer breadboard, which shows a "CryptoKitty" digital artwork with pictorial display of a crudely-drawn cat using a pixelated contour line. A bright green leaf juts into the photo horizontally on the right, mirroring the light-skinned human hand on the left, centering the colorfully-wired computer system in the middle of the image.
Teaching & Pedagogy
My research and teaching are consciously connected, so that each informs the other. I practice "engaged pedagogy," and understand the classroom to be a dynamic social space in which instructors and students learn and teach together. This feedback is essential for keeping my research and teaching grounded, and allows me to forefront urgent contemporary sociopolitical issues that connect the past, present, and future. I also include creative practices in my courses, whether lecture or seminar, so that students can apply course ideas to other parts of their life. (Examples of this include image description, alt text, and other disability/access projects, Wikipedia articles and edit-a-thons, audiovisual recordings, creative artworks, etc.)
Sonic Art History: Listening to Modern & Contemporary Art
This interdisciplinary lecture course explores the history and theory of 'sonic art’ across the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, emphasizing the connections of art history to sound studies, media studies, music history, and the history of technology.
This seminar course considers how digital forms of listening transformed oral history, the written word, and analog audio recording. Students engage writings by artists, composers, performers, philosophers, and cultural critics to think critically about new mediums such as the smartphone and MP3, art and music that engages digital media and the internet through peer-to-peer, networked, or streaming culture, and how practices of digital listening fit in the history of the mediated body.