I am a programmer, researcher, and artist who uses code, electronics, up-cycled & living materials to explore the embedded human, material, and ecological aspects of digital media. I recently completed a research residency at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), an interdisciplinary program at Tisch School of the Arts that combines new media, emerging technology, art, design, and engineering where I also received a master's in 2018. I'm interested in techno-industry's impacts on politics & the environment, and the ways democratization of emerging technology can be leveraged to advance social equity and address the climate crisis.
My research design & data analysis background includes several years of experience collecting, normalizing, and linking data sources for program evaluation, social research institutions, and city government. I have taught creative computing to new media arts and design students at the Integrated Digital Media (IDM) program at NYU and the Electronic Design & Multimedia (EDM) program at The City College of New York (CUNY/CCNY). I am currently teaching creative computing at the Digital and Interdisciplinary Arts Practice (DIAP) MFA program at CCNY.
About this site
It's estimated the internet consumes 3-5% of world's energy, surpassing the airline industry, and growing. The internet's energy consumption as a proportion of total energy is also higher in more developed countries, a function of more people having internet access and using more data-intensive services. The main contributors to this growing figure are data centers, client devices used to access the internet, and the network itself. As part of the internet, this site was designed to be as lightweight as possible to reduce energy consumption.
I'm inspired by Low Tech Magazine's How to Build a Low Tech Website" and "How to Build a Low Tech Internet". I also found guidelines cited in this issue of Branch helpful, as well as this website carbon estimation tool and imagekit's image optimizer tool.This site could be better and I intend to continue to improve it.
Current features of this site include:
* No analytics
* Smaller, optimized-for-web, reduced quality (a compromise with maintaining fidelity) images
* Green(er) hosting through dreamhost (for now)
These things also improve performance and protect your data :)