I am currently working on a few strands of research relating to media practice in post-quake Christchurch:
I am wrapping up a study of the experiences of Christchurch radio stations after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, supported by the UC CEISMIC fund. I am also co-director of 'Mesh Cities: Christchurch', a research project by the ADA Network into the role of media art in the transitional city, which is supported through 2013 and 2014 by Creative New Zealand.
My research interests focus on the intersections between media technologies and social and cultural practice, in areas such as broadcasting and social media. I am particularly interested in creative uses of technologies in visual and sound arts and experimental music; the conceptualisation and use of radio spectrum and wireless technologies; the use of online tools in creative collaborations and connections; and the creation, use and documentation of FLOSS (Free, libre, open source software).