Gadgetry: A History of Techniques (in preparation)

Selected for workshopping at Object Lessons / NEH Institute on book publishing, and Center for American Literary Studies’ First Book Institute

The Perversity of Things: Hugo Gernsback on Media, Tinkering, and Scientifiction (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), Electronic Mediations series and Manifold Edition, 384 pages, 146 b&w illustrations


James Gleick, New York Review of Books ❧ Lisa Yaszek, Science Fiction Studies ❧ Jan Baetens, Leonardo ❧ Gerry Canavan, American Literary History ❧ Charles De Lint, Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction ❧ Sherryl Vint, The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory ❧ John DeNardo, Kirkus Reviews ❧ Kristen Gallerneaux, The Henry Ford Magazine ❧ Gregory Reece, PopMatters ❧ Andy Sawyer, Foundation ❧ Daniela Côrtes Maduro, Berfrois / Electronic Book Review

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Editor’s Introduction: Techniques and Technologies,” Amodern, Vol. 9 (forthcoming)

“Laptop Policy: Notes on Boredom,” Digital Humanities Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)

“On Method in the Humanities,” Configurations, Vol. 26, No. 3 (2018)

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

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

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

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

“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”

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

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

Public Writing

“Silicon Valley is Ready to Make Your Decisions For You,” The Washington Post, Sun Aug 19, 2018, p. B3

“Public Enemies,” Real Life Magazine, (August 2017)

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

“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)


Review of Matthew Kirschenbaum, Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing, Revista Hispánica Moderna, Vol. 71, No. 1 (June 2018)

Review of Patrick Jagoda, Network Aesthetics, American Literary History Online Review, Series XV (May 2018)