Rabindra Hayashi

Research Interests: Personhood, Ontology, Infrastructure, Digital, Media, Race, HCI, Data, Software, Personhood, Death, Games, Ludology, Technology


 Broadly speaking, my work pertains to the relationships between humans and technologies in the many senses of each word. To that end, my research interests include human-computer interactions, software, personhood, ontology, infrastructure, race, digital games, and death. My approach stems from theories based on anthropology, media studies, and computer science. I received my Bachelor’s degree at Willamette University and my Masters at the University of Chicago, where I researched the posthumous social lives of gamers in the games that they played. Recently, I have also turned to a competitive fighting game and their communities, infrastructures, and ideologies.