I plan to complete the extensive electroacoustic composition cycle titled "Mishpatim (Laws)." This cycle, scored for voices speaking percussionist, ensemble, and electronics, will be written for the Ensemble Surplus, the Neue Vocalsolisten, and the Experimentalstudio in Freiburg, Germany.
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I am creating a research-based art project whose culmination will be a film.
Nacre, or mother-of-pearl, is the iridescent inner lining of many mollusk shells. The micro-structure of nacre may depend on the water temperature at the time nacre was deposited. We will do experiments to test this hypothesis.
I am writing a history of modern Thailand written through the lens of impunity—the failure to hold state perpetrators accountable for wrongdoing—and the legal, political, and social structures that produce it.
To support post-high school success, this study focuses on the relational, contextual, and inner resources that lead to the development of aspirations, sense of purpose, future orientation, and ultimately academic achievement across ethnicity.
Biological function is intimately tied to morphology and shape at all levels and thus begs for a quantitative approach to describe, predict, and compare shapes.
In Meldrum Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a mural celebrates the astonishing diversity of a city where more than 100 languages are now spoken.
The fragrance of the lilac lithely transports the cumbersome cargo of time as no prose can.
My project offers a fresh look at the enduring question, “When does government bureaucracy work?” by examining the relationship between government administration, grassroots practice, and the mediating effects of professions in the context of public education and public health.
My project is a nonfictional examination of the rise of autoimmune disease in the United States, which is still poorly understood. Blending memoir and socio-cultural reporting, it will explore the history of autoimmune disease.
In the 19th century the ecology of Tamilnadu, a region in southeastern India, was severely degraded. This project examines the impact of these changes on agriculture and livelihoods.
I am writing three new pieces in which I will devise new compositional concepts and tools within the context of chamber-music practice as expanded via multi-layered, performative, live-processing.
To high-energy astrophysicists, the calm beauty of the night sky is the world’s grandest illusion. It contains some of the wildest, most elusive, and odd creatures in the universe.
During my Radcliffe fellowship, I plan to work on my fifth feature, “The Ornithologist,” editing it over an extended period of time while doing research, possibly taking it along unforeseen paths.
Current sentiment analysis techniques are good enough when predicting the opinion of a community of individuals over one item, but they may produce wrong or inaccurate results when several possibly correlated items are under consideration.
This project is a study of new consumer practices within the sharing economy, such as time-banking, collaborative consumption, "making," and peer-to-peer exchanges.
How a Language was Born: Cognitive, Linguistic, and Social Factors That Led to the Creation of Nicaraguan Sign Language
This project will document social and cognitive factors leading to the emergence of a new sign language in Nicaragua.
This project is a historical and political study of the contributions of Latin American diplomats, jurists, and social movements to the idea of the international protection of human rights, focused on the period from 1945 through 1990.
The project involves the completion of a monograph that presents a general theory of human rights.
Photography is a tool of modern Japan's political imaginary.
Evolution acts all around us, all of the time, yet this process continues to be misunderstood and misrepresented. This project seeks to create an app whereby the user intuits the logic of natural selection and genetic drift while playing an addictive and fun game.