teaching

I am currently a lecturer at Alverno College, where I teach music technology and aural skills courses. In the past, I have also given workshops on programming with Pure Data, extended techniques for bassoon, and an introduction to psychogeography utilizing creative walking.

Some of my past research has focused on the appearance of everyday life (cooking, shopping, walking, etc.) in aesthetic performance. I am particularly interested in how these acts often understood as boring or quotidian appear in aesthetic performances, such as perfomance art, video art, music and sound, and theatre. Much of my research into this area comes in the form of artistic production, such as my piece Place in Exhaustion, or my restaging of Hi Red Center's Street Cleaning Event.

Recently, I have presented research on Twitterbots and generative algorithms more generally. In particular, what interests me about these entities are how they integrate into the feeds of audiences across the world. Twitterbots and other generative automated accounts on other platforms offer audiences aesthetic experiences for nearly no startup cost, except for internet access. They present an exciting possibility for access to various aesthetic movements and ideas, and help to bring those ideas to a public that might not otherwise see them. To see my curated list of Twitterbots, head on over to my Twitterbot collection in the miscellaneous area of my site.