Hello everybody! I’m a doctoral student in the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. My primary interests in life can be summed up as art, code, maps, and bikes, and my research endeavors to combine those four things to varying degrees of success. My nascent dissertation work looks at the ways that art and creativity are deployed in creative placemaking efforts particularly where they overlap with smart cities initiatives. Still working on getting the bikes in there...totally open to suggestions.
I’m active in the local mapping community in Lexington, KY as a perennial organizer of OpenStreetMap editathons and as part of the newly formed MapTimeLex. I’m also an organizer with The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, a community that develops DIY science tools for environmental exploration, where my colleagues are constantly inspiring me to tinker and experiment with technology. Recently, I’ve been experimenting with 3D printing, learning how to code in Processing, and doing some balloon mapping.
Here are some pictures I took last week: