I’m Associate Professor of Digital Writing and Rhetoric in the Humanities Department at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. As a humanities-based theorist and creator of digital media, I study and teach interdisciplinary approaches to design and communication problems in a screen-saturated culture.
My research develops theories and applied practices of digital production that account for the hidden layers of protocols, programming languages, data stores, and operating systems that shape the appearance and interactivity of screen artifacts.
My research builds upon ancient and modern rhetorical theory, the design arts (especially graphic and interaction design), human-computer interaction, and media and cultural theory. I have published a book on source-level web writing and design. My shorter works have appeared in journals and edited collections in rhetoric, communication, and the digital humanities. I am currently writing a book on modular web development that examines the stack of technologies and production problems behind sophisticated systems for web communication.