Researcher, writer, musician, audio engineer, and designer based in Irvine, California.
Ph.D. student researching internet & material sub/cultures; online community; podcasting & livestreaming; left politics; games; and memes in the Film & Media Studies program at UC – Irvine.
Upcoming events & news...
☆ Infant Island contribution to Balladeers, Redefined out now via Secret Voice Records (link).
☆ Presenting "Furries built the internet: pre-2000 fandom computing" at Association of Internet Researchers' annual conference in Philadelphia 10/18-23.
☆ Presenting "Furry subjectivity and becoming-anthropomorphic" at University of Southern California's annual First Forum conference 10/27-28.
"'Twitch's C-Word': CrackerGate, left-wing livestreaming, & mass-flagging." Under review. "Theorizing the After-Human in Videogames: Flesh and Intersubjectivity Against Residual Humanisms through Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology." Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism 51, no. 2 (June 2024, forthcoming). Co-authored with Justin Keever. "'Like the Burning of the Library of Alexandria': The Death and Deletion of Yahoo! Answers." Spectator 43, no. 1 (Spring 2023): 9–18. Co-authored with Parker Bach and Harry Hudome. [ProQuest] [pdf] ‘“Live” and Leftist: Twitch, Political Livestreaming, and Hasan Piker.’ M.A. Thesis, University of Virginia, 2022. [DOI Permalink]