I am a Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Information, University of Michigan. I am also a member of two research collectives: Precarity Lab and Tech.Culture.Matters. My dissertation research investigates the development of algorithmic systems and bureaucratic infrastructures that regulate and control illegal deforestation in Indonesia. It examines how these systems and institutions are built with a particular set of political values and epistemic commitments concerning legality, nature, and human cognition.
I am currently co-editor of a digital magazine on the senses and ethnography (Fall 2019) that draws from prior efforts in Making Sensory Ethnography and co-curating an exhibition led by Licia He (DoIIIT) on generative art, visual data, and watercolor painting. As the co-director of DoIIIT, I also lead a makerspace that encourages critical making and interactive arts across disciplinary fields.