I am Professor of Culture & Media at Eugene Lang College and the New School for Social Research. Previous to this, I have held positions at the University of Melbourne, the University of Geneva, the University of Amsterdam, and the American University of Paris.
I am interested in behavior and phenomena that escape the overcoding of everyday life in the age of hyper-capitalism. This includes the emergent, vestigial, anachronistic, marginal, clandestine, elliptical, stubborn, confounding, communal, improvised, untimely, unexpected, unplanned, unspoken, unrecognized, slow, quiet, seductive, opaque, attentive, unproductive, unprofitable, unalgorithmic, glitchy, and other cultural clinamens.
I am the author of After the Orgy: Toward a Politics of Exhaustion (SUNY, 2002), Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age (Fordham, 2006), Human Error: Species-Being and Media Machines (Minnesota, 2011), Look at the Bunny: Totem, Taboo, Technology (Zero Books, 2013), In Divisible Cities (Deal Letter Office / Punctum Press, 2013), Infinite Distraction: Paying Attention to Social Media (Polity, 2016), Humid, All Too Humid (Punctum, 2016), Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More, and Less, Than Human (Minnesota, 2017), Sonic Intimacy: Voice, Species, Technics (Stanford, 2017), The Humid Condition (Punctum, 2020), and Peak Libido: Sex, Ecology, and the Collapse of Desire (Polity, 2020). I am also the co-author of Avoiding the Subject: Media, Culture, and the Object (Amsterdam UP, 2004), with Justin Clemens, and Metagestures (Punctum, 2019), with Carla Nappi.