Rory Solomon is a PhD candidate at New York University (USA) in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. His research is focused in the areas of critical media studies, infrastructure studies, and the history of communication with a focus on radio and wireless technologies. Rory is also a software engineer and media artist with a creative practice comprised of experiments in embodied network routing, nontraditional techniques in broadcasting and wireless communication, and urban mediation including augmented and virtual reality installations.
He has presented research at MIT, the Computer History Museum, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and the Society for the History of Technology, among other venues. His artwork has been exhibited at Aronson Gallery, the Conflux Festival, Wave Farm Transmission Arts Center, and CultureHub / La MaMa Experimental Theater. He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from UC Berkeley (USA), and a Master of Arts in Media Studies from The New School (USA), where his thesis “The Stack: A Media Archaeology of the Computer Program” received an Award of Academic Achievement.