I study Human-Computer Interaction with a focus on digital media at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Graduating in May 2013, the plan is to continue building interactive applications, objects and enviornments that open people's eyes to experiences in the physical world as a consequence of digital intervension. I can't imagine working in an office where, somewhere, there floats a binder full of sheet-protected answers to all our questions.
Atlanta has been my home and lil' piece of heaven for four years. Before the happy accident of academia, I started (and ended) a small business that offered UX design and front-end development on existing content management systems for creative start-ups. Even before that I was a journalist.
Lately I'm looking broadly at experience through lenses of phenomenology, third-wave HCI and pragmatism. My interests fall under personal orientation in space, constructions of identity and creativity tools. I'm wondering how networked communication, tangible interaction and serendipity impact our perceptions of place and our experiences of making. It's important to me that people understand their world is constructed. And that technology offers the tools and conditions empowering us with the ability, knowledge and confidence to mold it.
When I'm not talking fancy, I sing in the shower, take pride in a freshly mopped floor, and have been known to forget about the tea kettle until the whole place reeks of varnish. So I reckon some sensations are just perfect (certainly pungent) left alone. Digital stuff need not apply.