PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information. Broadly, my research is concerned with values, labour, and interoperability in communication technologies. My dissertation investigates these features in alternative web infrastructures. I combine qualitative and quantitative methods such as critical making, analysis of digital trace data, and interviews.

Reposting: Mike Davidson on Twitter

“Superhuman is an email surveillance app that encourages its users to spy on friends and co-workers without their consent. Why the ethics of this matter and what it says about Superhuman as a company. New post on Mike Industries:”


Reposting: Boris Johnson, UK's Answer To Trump, Offers A Masterclass In How To Use The Dead Cat Strategy Combined With A Google Bomb

Boris Johnson -- full name Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson -- was born in New York to English parents, studied at Eton and Oxford, became Mayor of London, and now stands a good chance of becoming the UK's next prime minister. That's not because of any outstanding ability, but largely because he belongs to the country's ruling class and assumes the position is his by right, as do many of his supporters. However, this smooth if completely unearned rise to the top of the UK's political system was threatened recently by an unexpected event.


Reposting: Nick Simmonds on Twitter

“Sometimes I think about the Lord of the Rings and I'm a bit sad about the fact that, while it is the sort of genesis of modern fantasy fiction, most of it's real lessons weren't brought across in derivative works, especially about masculinity. A thread.”


Lesson learned… Indigenous on iOS (or my Micropoub endpoint) does not like ampersands in the content field.

I was up an hour past my usual bedtime last night, as my partner was late home from her fortnightly D&D session, and I am **wrecked** today 😵

I’d hoped to write up some loose documentation on the iOS Shortcuts I have setup, but diagnosing all manner of WordPress plugin issues has taken up my night. I’ll try again tomorrow.

Many, many, thanks to Joe for helping me diagnose and fix all my webmention issues today! 🙌

Hopefully, normal service will resume shortly 😅