My work tracks the evolving relationship between machine vision, narrative, and embodied labor. Initially, this meant focusing on automated image detection and editing in consumer applications (e.g. Google Photos and its “Clips” camera). My dissertation, completed in 2017, was titled: “The Iterative Frame: Algorithmic Video Editing, Participant Observation, and the Black Box." Later fellowship work at the University of Lüneburg’s Center of Digital Cultures/DCRL, focused on evolving aspects of video production like motion capture and deep compositing, and how these protocols feedback with embodied performance. In each case, the act of moving image production, with a human-in-the-loop, is taken as a microcosm of larger shifts in HCI and labor.
I have taught in multiple disciplines and age groups including the Art History and Modern Languages Departments Oxford as well as the Sarah Lawrence College, The University of Lüneburg and the Hamburg Media School. My work has been shown in both galleries and film festivals, including the Ashmolean Museum, ICA London), Edel Asanti Gallery, Modern Art Oxford and the Oxford Museum of Natural History. Past collaborators include Nina Wakeford, Laura Peers, Richard Grayson, Corin Sworn and Daria Martin.