I'm a writer interested in technology, culture, and the places where they meet. I regularly write about things like transportation, payment systems, and logistics for outlets including Fortune and Aeon. I've also covered books, music, and movies for The Japan Times, Maximum Rock n' Roll, Creative Loafing Tampa, and Popmatters.
Before becoming a full-time writer, I spent a decade as a grad student and academic. I had a blast getting my PhD from the University of Iowa, where I studied with greats like John Durham Peters, Timothy Havens, and David Wittenberg. I spent some time as a researcher in Japan, and then came to Tampa, Florida to join a research group at the University of South Florida. Then I decided to stay for a while.