I am currently a PhD candidate in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) in Indiana University Bloomington's Informatics Program. I am part of the Cultural Research In Technology (CRIT) group and co-advised by Shaowen Bardzell and Jeffrey Bardzell.
With a background in fine art and graphic design, my research currently focuses on creativity, materiality, and the cultural meanings of digital artifacts. As a part of the NSF Massively Amateur Creativity grant and part of the Intel Science & Technology Center (ISTC) for Social Computing I examined how concepts from art theory and new media can augment current understandings of digital designs. Recently, I have looked at the intersection between community-made creativity support tools and emerging stylistic conventions as well as the development of the notion of medium-specificity for the advancement of tangible interactions. I am also a writer for the Social Informatics Blog: Sociality and Technology