My Work

Writing about art and culture is my calling. I’m passionate about the ways art and people shape each other – the social contexts art is created in, reflects, addresses and shapes – and sharing those things with others through the medium I love. Media preservation is also particularly dear to me. In practice, this means I write cultural analysis and critique, media analysis and critique, various forms of documentation on works and scenes, features, personal essays about experiences with art, and more.

Selected Portfolio Works

Through A Million Distorted Mirrors: Vaporwave as a Lens to Online Culture's Ambiguous Politics*

A cultural analysis of vaporwave, how it reflects wider internet culture, and what we can learn from it. Presented at the virtual American Musicological Society Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting 2020, "Through A Million Distored Mirrors" is my most important and ambitious work in culture writing thus far, analyzing a still-emerging art scene in connection with wider culture to understand sociocultural shifts – and some of the pressing issues they’ve resulted in.

In The Corner of The Whole World, A One-Two: What Wowaka's Work Meant To Me

A personal essay about how the work of Vocaloid producer Wowaka impacted me as a vulnerable teenager, written in the wake of his death. This piece demonstrates the heart of my passion, the profound relationship between art and people, at a very personal level.

Piracy, Preservation, Polarity: Over-Regulation of ROMs Could Damage Video Games In The End

An opinion essay about the impacts of piracy and anti-piracy efforts on video games as a medium and their preservation. “Privacy, Preservation, Polarity” connects the importance of art to people to one of my goals, preservation, and demonstrates my skill with the essay format.

Conference Appearances

American Musicological Society Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting 2020

Education

Studying at the University of Oregon as an undergraduate. Journalism major, music studies minor.

* Not yet published, but available for review upon request.