I began my professional life as a storyteller, recording artist, and touring folk musician. Over the years my methods of expression broadened to include print media and interactive digital platforms.
My creative work has shaped the direction of my scholarship as well. I am a sociologist of science, technology and medicine who teaches (among other things) game design and the programming of interactive fiction. I direct the Electronic Literatures & Literacies Lab in the Illinois Informatics Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.