Hi, michael-lahey.com is taking a break! Be back soonish.
Until then. . .
I'm an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Interactive Design in the Technical Communication & Interactive Design department (TCID) at Kennesaw State University. I teach classes on digital media & culture, how ethnography relates to contemporary design practice, and theories of interaction design. I research at the intersection between cultural practice and materialist approaches to media technologies. I wrote a dissertation on some of the ways television companies design experiences with audiences across digital platforms (but haven't had cable TV since college). I also tinker with creative endeavors.
Some other things I like: the NY Mets, NBA basketball (in general but mostly the Hawks & Spurs), Finland, Nordic design, pesäpallo, (all the) Danish TV (I've seen), doodling, absurdity, delta waves, the idea & practice of recycling, saying I'm into "less is more" without really knowing what that means, artichokes, space ice cream, and being an out-of-touch musical omnivore.
I'm deeply curious about peoples' tastes and have a 0% aversion to cilantro.
I use instagram, flickr, tumblr, and occasionally re-tweet others. Also, begrudgingly: academia.edu, researchgate. If you ever get the feeling, drop me a line!