Hi. I’m Galen.
I build tools to help understand culture.
My current work sits at the intersection of machine learning, literary sociology, generative design, and analytic philosophy. 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.