Digital Anthropology | Interdisciplinary Studies of Visualization | Media in Archaeology | Science and Technology Studies | Ethnography of Archaeology | Material and Visual Culture | Archaeological Theory |
I am an anthropologist of technology, science, and design. Currently I serve as Assistant Professor adjunct in Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and am a senior founding member and visiting researcher at the Stanford Metamedia Lab.
The above interests and this research area all hinge upon a basic principle: the materiality of mediation. In theoretical jargon this has to do with the so-called post-representational turn in academic thinking and research. It really comes down to empirical observation of what happens when we document, record or represent things: ‘representing’ is transitive, it is a verb, it is not neutral but has effects; ‘representing’ relies upon a political economy, a host of materials that are often overlooked.
In addition to book contributions, I’ve presented my work in Visual Anthropology Review, World Archaeology, Norwegian Archaeological Review, Journal of Social Archaeology, Information, Communication and Society, and Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. I’m currently co-editing a volume for Routledge, Visualization in the Age of Computerization, and I’ve previously co-authored and edited two books: