My research is primarily concerned with the nature of human relationships and the objects that mediate them.

I’ve conducted these studies and research across North America, East Asia, West Africa, Europe, and in the Deep South.

I practice active listening to find insights from multiple perspectives within entangled problems, and to synthesize conflicting accounts.

Experimental Media Collaborations

My most recent research project was a four-year experimental media collaboration with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and their “Technosphere Research Project.”

This was an investigation of the origins and future itineraries of global technology and its identity within a series of international events, performances, seminars, and conferences.


My writings have appeared in:


My invited talks include the University of Basel,  New York University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Chicago.

It was my distinct pleasure to work with Abriel Shipley on our presentation about UX, gongfu, and cultivating our careers for the UX Hustle Summit:


I am an active practitioner whose recent exhibitions include the London Design Biennale, the Atlanta Biennial, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center (NYC), and the Centre Culturel Suisse (Paris).

In conversation with the filmmaker Ho Tzu Nye and the economist/musician/philosopher Felwine Sarr.

Paul Boshears, PhD