New, recent, upcoming, or otherwise of the moment. . .


Puppy or Muffin???

I’ve been giving talks about Computational Photography and Computer Vision. At Princeton last spring, Columbia and SLSA this September and November, and coming up at Berkeley this April. An essasy based on this research is slated to come out as a chapter titled "From Stereoscopic Depth to Deep Learning” in a collection titled Deep Mediations, which is in review with Minnesota, edited by Jeff Scheible and Karen Redrobe.



At the GETTY

It was amazing to spend time researching in the Getty archives this summer, and to get to know the other 2018 Getty/ACLS Art History Fellows. In this image I’m looking at a magic lantern slide with hand-painted images of the Sun, Moon, Earth. It would be slid across the lantern’s aperture to show the images as a series, explaining lunar phases.

To Catch The Eye

Thank you to Erika Piola, who runs the Visual Culture Program at The Library Company of Philadelphia, for organizing a fascinating conversation on the “prehistory of moving images.” I presented my work alongside two other scholars who are also making connections between historical and emerging forms of visual culture. We talked about material and virtual modes of interaction, spatial and temporal ways of expressing movement, and how antiquated “interfaces” complicate conventional histories and theories of visual media.



Virtual Reality - Special issue of Journal of Visual Culture

I’m co-editing a special issue of JVC on VR, with Paul Roquet from MIT. We have a great set of contributors, including Lisa Nakamura who has written a provocative piece about virtual reality’s racialized claims for immersion and “empathy”.

Journal of Visual Culture

As an editor at the Journal of Visual Culture I am always looking for amazing new work, especially from emerging scholars. We also welcome proposals for themed issues from guest editors. Take a look at our submission guidelines.




At Stony Brook I direct the Graduate Certificate in Media, Art, Culture, and Technology, a program which more than one dozen faculty across the humanities came together to create. One of our goals is to facilitate connections and conversations with NYC-area scholars, artists, curators, developers, and students doing interdisciplinary work…so please get in touch!