Writing

   
Lookout America! The Secret Hollywood Film Studio at the Heart of the Cold War State, with Ned O’Gorman.
(Book under review).

“The Sensibility of the State: Lookout Mountain Laboratory’s Operation Ivy and the Image of the Cold War ‘Super’,” with Ned O’Gorman. Rhetoric & Public Affairs (forthcoming).

“Where the Turtles End : Materiality in a Historic Cybernetic Experiment.”
Leonardo Electronic Almanac vol 20 Cybernetics Revisited, Aceti and Søndergaard, eds. 2015 (forthcoming).

“Visualities of Strategic Vision: Lookout Mountain Laboratory and the Deterrent State from Nuclear Tests to Vietnam,” with Ned O’Gorman.
Visual Culture, vol. 30, issue 2 : Special issue on Cold War Visual Alliances, Bassnett, Noble, & Phu, eds. 2015. pdf

“Seeing Through Speed in Critiques of Modernity,” with Katja Kwastek.
Acoustic Space
, no. 12 : Techno-Ecologies II, Spring 2014.

“The Image of the Algorithmic City: a Research Approach,” with Karahalios, Langbort and Sandvig.
IxD&A Spring 2014 n 20, 61-71. pdf

“‘I always assumed that I wasn’t really that close to [her]’: Reasoning about invisible algorithms in the news feed,” with Eslami, Rickman, Vaccaro, Aleyasen, Vuong et al.
Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 153-162, 2015. pdf

“FeedVis: a path for exploring news feed curation algorithms,” with Eslami, Aleyasen, Karahalios, and Sandvig.
Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, pp 65-68, 2015. pdf

“An Algorithm Audit,” with Sandvig, Karahalios, and Langbort.
In Data and Discrimination: Collected Essays, eds. Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Virginia Eubanks and Solon Barocas (Washington, D.C.: New America Foundation, 2014) 6-10. pdf

“A path to understanding the effects of algorithm awareness,” with Karahalios, Langbort and Sandvig. CHI’14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 631-642. pdf

“The Diffusion of an Atomic Icon: Nuclear Hegemony & Cultural Memory Loss,” with Ned O’Gorman.
Rhetoric, Remembrance and Visual Form, Anne Demo and Brad Vivian ed. 2011. pdf

“At the Interface: The Loaded Rhetorical Gestures of Nuclear Legitimacy and Illegitimacy,” with Ned O’Gorman.
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies vol. 8, no. 1, March 2011 , pp. 41-66 pdf

“Mobile Mapping for Everyday Spaces,” with Levin, Long and Adamczyk.
Imaginary Syllabii, Jane Sprague ed. 2011.

Watson is a Woman.”
vagueterrain.net, 2011.

Freedom and Fluency (in hand).”
vagueterrain.net, 2011.

Learning with Handbrake: a Ripping Story.”
Thinking with Digital Media; a Reader in Motion, Trebor Scholz ed. 2011.

Reflections on the Moving Mushroom.”
criticalcommons.org, 2011.

Return of the Digital Native: Interfaces, access and racial difference in District 9,” with Lisa Nakamura.
FlowTV v. 11.12.

“Arbitrary Legends: Digital Media’s Standard Test Subjects,” part one / part two / part three.
vagueterrain.net, 2009-10.

Understanding Knowledge Management Practices for Early Design Activity,” with Sharmin, Bailey, Coats.
Proceedings of the 2009 ACM/Human-Computer Interaction Conference.

“Belief in Public.”
Re-Enchantment, James Elkins and David Morgan ed. 2008.

Local Racism, Global Politics, and a National Audience.”
Public I, 2008.

“Ask Me a Different Question.”
For the exhibition A Strange Place, Alogon Gallery, Chicago IL, 2008.

Guest Editorial “We’re for Art, Who’s Art For,” from the Champaign News-Gazette, 2008.

HCI and new media arts: methodology and evaluation,” with Adamczyk, Bailey, Twidale.
In CHI ’07 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA ’07)

Tools in support of creative collaboration,” co-authored with Adamczyk, Bailey, Twidale.
In Proceedings of the 6th ACM SIGCHI conference on Creativity & Cognition (C&C ’07).

“What makes justice spatial? What makes spaces just?” with Brown, Griffis, Kanouse, Irish.
Critical Planning, Vol.14, 2007.

“Urban Computing and Mobile Devices,” with Piotr Adamczyk.
IEEE Distributed Systems Online, vol. 8, no. 7, 2007.

People Like Us: Story Without End,” (DVD review)
Computer Music Journal. v.30, no.3, 2006.

Absence in Common,”
Intelligent Agent. v.6 no.2, 2006.

Reviews for Third Way Media, a weekly newsletter of popular culture reviews from an Anabaptist perspective:
Source CodeThe WireAvatarExit Through the Gift Shop / the iPadThe Sleep DealerReligulous

 

Self-Published

You’ll also find a few things over on Medium.

Sketching the Long View, 2011.
A narrative of migration and change, composed for the opening of my project BCL/IGB.

Aliens in the Research University, 2010.
On the growing divide between art in the market and art in the academy.

The Cybernetics of Cool, 2009.
In praise of a Jarmusch film.

Personal Music as Public Wedge, 2009.
Local mascot madness and the state of music listening.

Hard Times at the Research University, 2009.
Brief thoughts on the state of art in research settings.

Passage to Urbana, 2008.
On how an Austrian cyberneticist may have arrived in Urbana, Illinois after WWII.

Introducing Marker, 2007.
Composed as an introduction to a public screening of Chris Marker’s films.

Moving Body, Moving Mind: Walking and Talking in Illinois,  with Nicholas Brown, 2007.
Symposium breakdown.

Mobility as Freedom in Critical Art and New Media, part one /part two, 2006.
On valorizing movement in my fields.

Studying Creativity, 2006.
Why art schools don’t teach creativity in the 21st Century.