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My background in fiction writing and other arty pursuits drives an interest in compelling stories, contextual reasoning, narrative-based models of knowledge, and the challenges of interdisciplinary research. For more details about me and my work, check out my website.

I’m currently using this space as a scratching pole. When understanding knowledge structures, there’s still a big gap between logic (which drives computers) and poetic texts (which seduce). I’ll do some hunting for possible connections between them here.

These explorations currently feed two projects, which are both supported by seed grants from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative –


Design in Information Flow
Using aesthetic principles to overcome computational barriers in the analysis of complex systems.


Towards the ‘InnerNet:’ 
An integrated sensor analysis of biome/microbiome systems, employing novel interactivity through acoustics and design for personalized health monitoring.


Both projects will run from June 2016-2018. Further details can be found here.



Image: The beautiful picture in the header is a photo of ‘Delam S13‘ by Ryan Wilson, Zach Hoffman, Erica Duran, Eli Wood and Matt Kohman’, under the guidance of Niccolo Casas, Eric Goldemberg and Gabriel Esquivel at Texas A&M University, Spring 2013.


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