Selected Essays

  • True-ish Grit // Real Life Magazine – Rust Belt cities are turning years of neglect and decay into a soundstage for social media.

  • Building to Code // Real Life Magazine – Urban planning, which imagines the city as manageable technology, needs to re-center the human. This is the introduction to my column of the same name. View all contributions to this column here.)

  • Engineered for Dystopia // The Baffler – Engineering is full of authoritarians who, predictably, take all the wrong lessons from pop culture.

  • Podcast Out // The New Inquiry – A sense of ennui and overdetermination binds the audience of NPR podcasts together in a bloc of obnoxious explainerism.

  • Meat Market // The New Inquiry (With Britney Summit-Gil) – Anthony Bourdain’s planned market in Chelsea will sell food as authenticity. That leaves little room for the democratization of cuisine he promises..

  • Make Conversation Great Again // Cyborgology – Sherry Turkle's selective deployment of her own theories reveals a dedication to traditional authority figures.

  • Towards a Politics of Delight and Desire // The Baffler – A call for technologies and services that are as fun as they are socially just.

Peer Reviewed Articles

Creative Writing