New Faculty Q & A with Brian House
August 27, 2019
BA, Columbia University, Computer Science
MSc, Chalmers University of Technology Göteborg, Art & Technology
MA, Brown University, Modern Culture and Media
PhD, Brown University, Computer Music and Multimedia
Research and Teaching Interests:
Digital media and sound art, media archeology, new materialism, acoustic ecology
What most excites you about joining the L&C community?
The possibility of collaboration and exchanging ideas with faculty and students in a liberal arts environment
Describe the current trajectory of your scholarly research.
After investigating the ultrasonic communication of urban rats, I’m currently learning about infrasound arrays and the capacity to perceive weather events at a distance through sound. In general I am interested in alternative epistemologies through which we might give more consideration to more-than-human agencies, whether geophysical, animal, or machine.
What kind of hobbies or special activities do you enjoy outside of work?
I’m an avid skier, hiker, and cyclist, which means I’m very happy to have moved to Oregon!
What were your childhood goals/aspirations?
To be a drummer
What was your favorite childhood story?
Harold and the Purple Crayon