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Where I am

I am a Critical AI Researcher and Assistant Professor in the department of Media, Culture, and Communication (MCC) at New York University. I'm currently writing a book [under contract, MIT PRESS] on the epistemic boundaries of machine learning (ML) examined through the construction of mechanized listening and voice engines in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.  I am also the co-director of a multi-year project supported by the National Endowment of Humanities (NEH) titled Machine Listening in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

Where I'm from

I received my PhD in Communication from the University of Southern California's (USC) Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, with a graduate certificate in Science & Technology Studies (STS). Broadly, I studied the social foundations and impacts of AI/ML technologies. I was also a member of the interdisciplinary and international Knowing Machines AI/ML research collective funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and co-led by Kate CrawfordJason Schultz, and Mike Ananny, where we took a critical-historical approach to the study of machine learning datasets.

 

At USC, I also served as Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Communication, led music production workshops for local high school students via California Humanities, and was a part of the organizing committee for the Annenberg School's annual conference, Critical Mediations

Other things ...

When I’m not thinking about [machines x humans], I spend time making techno music, lifting (somewhat) heavy things, or exploring the world with my wife and two poodles.

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