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What am I working on right now ?
  • My dissertation“F*cking with the Virtual” thinking about cybersex through Bluetooth interactive sex toys, VR porn and sexting on dating apps, supported by the SSRC Dissertation Development Program and the Kenneth R. Corday & Family’s FDM Endowment

  • Being a fellow for the online Flaherty Seminar, HASTAC Scholars 2022-2024 and I am participating in the School of X 2023

  • Developing a course on Humans and Machines for the Humanizing Technology certificate that I will be teaching in Summer 2023  as a part of a NEH Teaching fellowship

  • An essay film titled “Becoming Cybersexual” about the desire and the Greek Internet in the early 2000s

Upcoming talks/workshops/art: 

Presenting  “Bluetooth Wireless Sex Toys and Travelling Affects”, at the 21st NECS 2023 Graduate Student Workshop titled “Futures of Care:  Media, Technology, and (Re)imagining Care“ in the Technological Intimacies: Curating Taste, Connecting the Home, and Mediating Desire Panel. In Oslo, Norway June 14, 2023

Participating in the Flaherty Seminar as an Online Fellow, from June 16-23, 2023, sponsored by the UCSC Center for Documentary Arts and Research

Participating in the School of X and presenting my dissertation project “F*cking with the Virtual” at XCOAX 2023. In Weimar, Germany July 5, 2023

Fresh out of the oven and upcoming publications: 

I did an interview for the Scholar Spotlight on Humanities Network. Here you can read what I think about research, pedagogy, technology and more. 

Old News  

Presented “The Embodied Male Gaze in VR Porn” In the Panel Intimate Spaces: Pornography, Labor, and Technology, Society of Cinema and Media Studies, In Denver, Colorado, April 12-15, 2023.

Presented “Bluetooth Orgasms” remotely in the panel Biotech, Power, and Identity at the Future Bodies Symposium by the New Media Caucus. In Virginia Tech University,  September 30, 2022.

Participated in the PhD Workshop Digital Intimacies and Emerging Adults  that will be held at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology - the University of Padova, Sepetmber 2-3, 2022.

My short film “In Nisyros: An Instagram Story Poem” was screened at Program 6: Cruising/Meandering at the 3rd Small File Media Festival, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Woodwards, Aug 11, 2022.

My short film “My Grandmother and the Eating Disorder” was screened at Small Files: P A S T program as part of the Small File Media Festival’s Greatest Hits night, at the 3rd Small File Media Festival, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Woodwards, Aug 13, 2022.

Presented  “Situated and displaced: diasporic subjectivities in essayistic film production”, at the NECS 2022 Conference: Epistemic Media: Atlas, Archive, Network. In Bucharest, Romania, June 22-June 27, 2022

May 2022, published a small piece titled “Death and Resurrection: The Short-Lived Tinder Feed”, in Clog x Feeds (2022) BUY HERE
“Smartphones and the Perception of Space” in International Journal of Digital Innovation in the Built Environment (IJDIBE) 11, no.2: 1-13.

Published “Bluetooth Orgasms” in MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research, 37(71), 143–160.
(Original work published December 22, 2021).  READ HERE

The film “My Grandmother and the Eating Disorder” was awarded the The Film and Video Poetry Society Award at the Small File Media Festival, 2021. 

Presented “Bluetooth Orgasms”, In the panel B20 Embodied Technologies sponsored by Media, Science and Technology SIG, Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), March 31-April 6, 2022

Participated with “A Monumental Slap” in the pre-conference seminar
Adapting Scholarship into Videographic Criticism for the Scholarly Conference, Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), March 11-12, 2022

Published “A Tinder Lover’s Discourse” in Passage Journal #1 Intimate Lineages (September 2021). READ HERE

Published “Solitary reflections on being in-between”in Journal of Applied Communication Research Online Publication Communication Intervention 1, 76-84. (Fall 2020)

Published “How do you Spend your time in Quarantine” In S. Ramasubramanian (Ed.). Quarantined Across Borders Blog Series. Media Rise (June, 2020).