My work centers on understanding the complex cultural transformations brought about by the change from an analog archive to one whose substructure is a digital network. Particularly I am interested in how democracy, politics, civic practices, and publics are altered by this digital media landscape.
Since I firmly believe in, and advocate for "open source" knowledge production, I make as much of my work as possible freely available here. Please feel free to use/borrow/steal whatever you find useful. (Unless noted otherwise, everything here is licensed under a Creative Commons license.)
I teach at Saint Jospeh's University. Most of the classes I teach deal with media theory and network theory. I also teach project based courses where the goal is not only to critique the current digital media landscape, but to learn by producing objects for it as well.
Since I firmly believe in, and advocate for "open source" knowledge production, I make as much information as possible available to the wider public. Information on both current and past courses I have taught can be found on the teaching page, along with links to all of the syllabi. Please feel free to use/borrow/steal whatever you find useful. (Everything here is licensed under a Creative Commons license.)
- My New Laptop/Device PolicySo I have been thinking a great deal about pedagogy lately, partly because I made the move to a University that focuses on teaching, partly because I am now chair of the department, and partly because I felt that it was just time, that I had a way of doing things and hadn’t spent as .....
- File Sharing in the Classroom: PirateBox and LibraryBoxBackground Last semester I had the advantage of teaching in the new Communications and Digital Media classroom here at Saint Joe’s. It’s a fabulous space, that just on architecture and design changes the learning environment. (Key technology: moveable tables and chairs.) But the classroom was in part over designed, or at least in some areas, .....