I am an Assistant Professor at the Digital Media program at Georgia Tech. My research interest is in the ethical and political implications of design and its capacity to mediate social and collective interactions. More specifically, I examine the experiential and participatory dimensions of products and their relationship to establishing and supporting democratic forms of social interaction. My research spans both theoretical inquiry and experimental design, situated at the intersection of Design, the Humanities, and Human Computer Interaction. I direct the Design and Social Interaction Studio, engaging research projects that span the areas of civic and participatory media; locative media; information design and visualization; and interaction design. I received my PhD in Design from Carnegie Mellon University. I also hold an MS in Information Design and Technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran.