AboutMy research sits at the intersection of technology and the mind. I write on everything from robotics and AI to the politics of digital culture. My dissertation defends a conception of machine participation inspired by Turing’s discussion of the Lady Lovelace objection and the enactivist approach to cognition. I’m interested in the implications of Turing’s view for contemporary debates over machine autonomy.
More generally, I’m interested in the organization of complex networks of diverse participants. At the social level this manifests as an interest in digital politics and internet culture. At the metaphysical level this manifests as an interest in network theory and the unification of the sciences.
I teach Engineering Ethics at NJIT. I write continuously on G+ and FB.
Education2014 PhD in Philosophy, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2003 B.S. in Computer Science, B.A. in Philosophy