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Nathanael Bassett is a researcher and a PhD Candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His work focuses on non-use and refusal of media, media archaeology, and the history and philosophy of technology. His dissertation research involves the uncanniness and irresistibility of modern technology, focusing around the tension between our compulsion to participate in contemporary socio-technical systems and our exercise of individual agency against them.
He was a fellow with the National Science Foundation’s IGERT program in Electronic Security and Privacy at UIC from 2016-2018. He completed his MA in media studies at The New School’s School of Media Studies in 2014 while working as a freelance videographer and artist/instructor for Youth Rights Media in New Haven, Connecticut. He has interned with Democracy Now! and Captured Time productions. He enjoys jazz, hiking and reading in his spare time.