Hank is a media theorist specializing computation, AI, and aesthetics. They are currently finishing their PhD at Stanford University in the Art & Art History Department's Film & Media Program. Their dissertation uses the phenomenon of aliasinghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliasing to reconceptualize what it means to be embodied while living alongside computational systems, images, and intelligences. Their work has been published in Real Life and Media-N.
Outside of academia, Hank co-produced the Emmy-nominated VR Short Wonder Buffalo: The VR Experience,https://www.technicolor.com/news/vrar-reinforces-message-and-power-wonder-buffalo wrote for and operated Sophia the Robot,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia and has expertise in the functional relationship between AI and narrative based on many collaborations at the University of Southern California's Entertainment Technology Center.https://cinema.usc.edu/etc/