Hi. I’m Galen.

I build tools to help understand culture.

I did an MPhil in Digital Humanities and Early Modern English Theatre at the University of Adelaide, worked as an analyst for a while, and now I’m doing a PhD at the Australian National University.

My current work sits at the intersection of machine learning, generative design, analytic philosophy, and the sociology of literature. I’m interested in accounting for the ways in which complex statistical models seem to ‘produce knowledge’ in humanities research, despite the fact that we’re often (radically) uncertain about both our objects of study and the internal contents of our models.

My spare time is spent running, angsting about AI ethics, playing backgammon, and building weird internet stuff.

You should totally email me.