Writing


Books

The Perversity of Things: Hugo Gernsback on Media, Tinkering, and Scientifiction (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), Electronic Mediations series and Manifold Edition

Selected Reviews:

James Gleick, New York Review of Books ❧ Lisa Yaszek, Science Fiction Studies ❧ Jan Baetens, Leonardo ❧ Gerry Canavan, American Literary History Online ❧ Sherryl Vint, The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory ❧ John DeNardo, Kirkus Reviews ❧ Kristen Gallerneaux, The Henry Ford Magazine ❧ Gregory Reece, PopMatters

Gadgetry: A History of Techniques (in preparation)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Laptop Policy: Notes on Boredom,” under review for special issue on “Distracted Reading: Acts of Attention in the Age of the Internet,” Digital Humanities Quarterly

“Artifactual Interpretation,” Journal of Contemporary Archaeology forum on Media Archaeologies, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2015). DOI: 10.1558/jca.v2i1.27061

“The Form of Content Delivery: On Television and Narrative,” Media Fields Journal (November 2015)

“Sustainable Authorship in Plain Text Using Pandoc and Markdown,” with Dennis Tenen, The Programming Historian (March 2014). Spanish trans. by Víctor Gayol as “Escritura sostenible en texto plano usando Pandoc y Markdown”

“Pocket Wireless and the Shape of Media to Come, 1899-1922,” Grey Room 51 (Spring 2013). DOI: 10.1162/GREY_a_00106

Selected Presentations

“On Method in the Humanities,” Lab Culture panel at Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2016, Atlanta. DOI: 10.7916/D8TD9XWV

“Artifactual Interpretation”, special session at the Modern Language Association 2014, Vancouver

“Projecting Martian Photography”, Science Fiction Research Association, Atlanta, GA 2009

Shorter Pieces and Reviews

Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing (review),” Revista Hispánica Moderna (forthcoming)

“Design and DH in the Media Studies Classroom,” Digital Humanities and Media Studies Crossovers issue, Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier (December 2015)

“Areophone, Telephot, Hypnobioscope: Hugo Gernsback and the Science Fictionality of Media,” Wi: Journal of Mobile Media, (November 2014)

“The Invention of Wireless Cryptography,” The Appendix Vol. 2, No. 3 (July 2014)

“The Parable of the Boy and the Steam Engine,” Praxicum, (May 2014)

“Learning with Polyphony: AmpDamp,” with Acker et al., iConference 2013 Proceedings, DOI: 10.9776/13525

“Like Holding the Future In Your Hands: The Gadget at CES 2011,” In Media Res: A Media Commons Project, (February 2011)

“‘There are eight million stories in the naked city; this has been one of them’: Procedurality and The Naked City,” In Media Res: A Media Commons Project, (March 2010)