I approach design as way to inquire into, rework, and explore human-technology relationships. I’m particularly interested in experiences of resistance and chance and how they can bring value and meaning outside of traditional notions of “user-friendliness.” Most of my work has explored these questions in the context of designing tools for creative production: First in the area of additive manufacturing and 3D printing and second, on the design and fabrication of textiles with embedded circuitry. This research generates theory and things, as I believe that objects and tools can tell different stories and offer diverse points of connection than words alone. In this respect, the tools and artifacts build aim to produce a bit more questions than they do solutions. They aim to destabilize and unsettle the known and familiar in order to make space for new understandings, perspectives, and kinships.
I am an Assistant Professor at the ATLAS Institute and Department of Information Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder where I direct the Unstable Design Lab. I received my PhD at the School of Information at University of California, Berkeley and have bachelors degrees in computer science and studio art from the University of California Santa Barbara.