My research interests sit in the intersections of representational technology, earth sciences, and environmental governance. I use ethnographic methods to study how earth scientists, geospatial data operators, and drone technologists locate and map forest cover change in Indonesia with the aim of both automating processes of classification and removing bias in state records. I am particularly interested in the labor and expertise of acquiring and classifying data on forest loss, against the backdrop of recent state and public interest initiatives for spatial data transparency in Indonesia.
I am a member of the Precarity Lab and Tech Culture Matters at the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and School of Information in University of Michigan. In addition, I co-direct and manage a physical interaction design lab, DoIIIT and a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop, Making Sensory Ethnography.
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