Vice-Chair, Department of EnglishAssociate Professor, Department of EnglishAffiliated Faculty, Program in Digital Musics
I research across a variety of disciplines, including digital studies, philosophy, mathematics, music, and literature. My teaching focuses on digital technologies and culture and includes forays into composition, post-structuralist theory, music, and literature. As a teacher, my chief aim is to encourage students to think critically, a skill that transfers to every domain of human activity.
Logic of the Digital, Bloomsbury Academic Press (2015).
“Digital Sound, Thought,” in Sound Thinking, Bloomsbury Academic, (forthcoming 2017).
“Touch in the Abstract,” SubStance 40:3 (2011), iss. 126.
“Web 2.0 and the Ontology of the Digital,” Digital Humanities Quarterly :http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/ (2012).
“The Logic of Digital Gaming” in Mechademia 6 . Frenchy Lunning (ed.), University of Minnesota Press (Winter 2011).
“Digital Ontology and Example” in Deleuze, Science, and the Force of the Virtual , University of Minnesota Press (Spring 2010). 169–202.
Sound Ideas: Music, Machines, and Experience, University of Minnesota Press (2005).
Works in Progress
Digital Thought. A short monograph about the ways in which the underlying logic of digital technologies shapes the cognitive and cultural habits of the people who use them.
A Mathematics of Philosophy. A study of the ways in which mathematics is invoked in philosophy, literature, and arts for non-mathematical purposes.