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Proxies: The Cultural Work of Standing In. (2021 MIT Press)


High-Touch Media: Caring Practices at the Deaf AIDS Information Center

Co-authored with Cait McKinney in Feminist Media Histories Vol 9, no. 1 (2023), pp. 98–122.

The Politics of Timeshifting

In Video Theories: A Transdisciplinary Reader, p. 220–223. Bloomsbury, 2022.

Distributing Liability: The Legal and Political Battles of Y2K

In The Annals of the History of Computing (July–September 2020), pp. 26–37.

Bugs: Rethinking the History of Computing

Co-authored with Cait McKinney in Communication, Culture & Critique 12, no. 4 (2019): 476–498.

Media Prophylaxis: Night Modes and The Politics of Preventing Harm

In Information & Culture (2018): 175–202.

The Media of High-Resolution Time: Temporal Frequencies as Infrastructural Resources

In The Information Society (2017): 282–290.

Scenes from an Imaginary Country: Test Images and the American Color Television Standard

Co-authored with Jonathan Sterne,  Television & New Media (2016): 21–43.

Temperature is a Media Problem

Co-authored with Jonathan Sterne,  International Journal of Communication8 (2014): 2496–2503. From the special section of the IJOC, “Media, Hot and Cold,” co-edited by Dylan Mulvin and Jonathan Sterne.

The Low Acuity for Blue: Perceptual Technics and American Color Television

Co-authored with Jonathan Sterne,  Journal of Visual Culture 13, no. 2 (2014): 118-38.

Game Time: A History of the Managerial Authority of the Instant Replay

From The NFL: Critical and Cultural Perspectives. Edited by Thomas Oates and Zack Furness, 40-59. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2014.