a writer and editor whose research areas include computational aesthetics, programming, coding, open source culture and their effects on contemporary art. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelors degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master's degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She currently serves as an editor for the New Asterisk magazine and The Civic Beat. Her work appears in Hyperallergic, Art21, Art Practical, Creative Applications Network, Daily Serving, Planting Rice, and Stretcher. She has lectured and spoken at the American Studies Conference, Theorizing the Web, de Young Museum, San Francisco Art Institute, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ZERO1: The Art and Technology Network. She serves as a board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center.