I’m Josh.

I ask big questions about how human beings get on in the world.

Where do people get their tastes, beliefs, and survival strategies?

How do they adapt to changing circumstances?

How do they give their lives a sense of purpose?

To start a conversation, write me.

A bit more

In my own research I’m concerned with the coupling of body and world across scales of time and space.

How do we learn how to move, sleep, eat, and listen? How do these things get implicated in urbanization, capitalism, and demographic change?

At the moment my main research themes are acoustic violence and meat-eating.

From 2013 through 2017 I’m visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

From 2014 through 2016 I led the computational social science strand of Hubbub, a Wellcome-funded research initiative with a mandate to explore emerging behavior surrounding rest and busyness.

My 2015 book Computable Bodies won the 2016 PROSE Award in Language and Linguistics.

I’m based out of a 20L knapsack.