Hi. I’m Li.

I research live presentation and media technologies. I’m a postdoctoral fellow in the Digital Studies Institute at  The University of Michigan, with a PhD in Communication Studies from McGill University.

I’m currently at work on book titled The Theater of Invention: Live Performance in the Tech Industry. This project explores how, before technologies circulate in commercial markets, they acquire social currency through live demonstration at tech conventions. You can read more about this project, and the rest of my research, on this website. If you’d like copies of my research, or if you’d like to discuss this further, please email me