I’m a writer, researcher, and visual storyteller who writes about the human dimensions of technological change, especially as they relate to visual culture and social progress. My theoretical interests include the history of science and technology, new film histories, material culture theory, and community-oriented models of social change. Past research in these areas has addressed topics such as the economics of distributed labor in post-production, the mythology of risk surrounding Eadweard Muybridge’s motion studies, the nationalist dimensions of glass scarcity in World War I, and the normalization of 50mm lenses in both professional and popular practice. Although I’m interested in a wide range of research methods and practices, I specialize in historical analysis and creative practice.
I earn a living as as a videographer, using photographs and videos to help folks in the arts, humanities, and non-profit world share their stories. I draw heavily from my background in media studies in order to design compelling narratives and find creative solutions to storytelling needs. But I also draw heavily on my research background to identify contemporary video trends, reverse-engineer compelling styles, and engage contemporary audiences.