This blog is an attempt to be serious about play, specifically playing on bicycles and keyboards.
I’m blogging on riding and writing. The riding blogs are not ride reports, and they’re certainly not academic critiques. Just my attempt to articulate the affect of my ride. The writing blogs think through writing as an embodied practice akin to riding.
I am a Ph.D. candidate at UC Davis in Cultural Studies doing my dissertation on why people like to bike. This apparently simple inquiry has led me to study the bicycling boom of the 1970s and its most important legacy–mountain biking. Along with studying the history and culture of mountain biking, I am also examining the growth of bicycling in urban transportation, the expansion of do-it-yourself bike repair spaces, and the rise of various bicycling “lifestyle” subcultures.
So, come along for the ride!
Things I’m interested in: Altered states, body-technology relations, gender, sports, cultural studies, American studies, mobilities, and many other keywords.
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