Rory Solomon is a media scholar, software engineer and artist. He’s currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Parsons The New School for Design and the School of Visual Arts. Rory has developed database-backed websites for Bank Street College of Education and the New York Review of Books, and was Technical Lead of the Urban Research Tool: a web-based mapping platform for geospatial humanities research. His work focusses on software epistemologies: how computer programs shape knowledge and society. Rory recently completed his Masters in Media Studies at The New School, where his thesis “The Stack: A Media Archaeology of the Computer Program” received an Award of Academic Achievement.