The central theme of my research relates to user's (or people's) experiences with digitally networked technologies, like mobile smartphones, virtual reality headsets, IoT, and even autonomous vehicles. I ask questions about:
how the contexts (material, technological, social, economic) of use shape experiences with and communication through digitally networked technologies?
how does the way we talk about new and emerging digitally networked technologies compare with lived experiences?
how do infrastructures underpin our experiences with digitally networked technologies?
how do digitally networked technologies shape the way we socialize, maintain relationships, and interact with the world around us?
I am also the Associate Director of the Networked Mobilities Lab (NML) at NC State University (NCSU). This lab promotes interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research on mobilities enabled by mobile and networked technologies. We aim at understanding the different ways people, spaces and mobile networked technologies are interconnected in contemporary society.