From the Freed Fetishes series.

From the Freed Fetishes series.

Kristen Gallerneaux is an artist, curator, and sonic researcher holding a Ph.D. in Art Practice & Media History (UC San Diego), an MA in Folklore (University of Oregon), and an MFA in Art (Wayne State University).

She is also the Curator of Communication and Information Technology at The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michigan, where she continues to build upon one of the largest historical technology collections in North America.

In 2018, she was a Future Thought speaker at Moogfest and premiered the experimental short film, The Hum. In 2017, she spoke about the history of the Votrax text-to-speech synthesizer and taught an electronic music production workshop at Pop Kultur Berlin. In 2016, she was a Future Thought speaker at Moogfest and spoke at Unsound Krakow: Dislocation. 

She has written for the Barbican Center, ARTnews, the Quietus, and Herman Miller's WHY magazine. She has published on wide-ranging topics like mathematics in mid-century design, the visual history of telepathy research, the world’s first mousepad, and car audio bass battles in Miami.

Her forthcoming book, High Static, Dead Lines, will be released in Summer 2018 via Strange Attractor Press and distributed by MIT Press in the United States.

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 Image courtesy of Hermione Spriggs

Image courtesy of Hermione Spriggs