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Photo by Bryce Risley

I am Tyler Quiring. I study and practice environmental communication and participatory digital rhetoric. I am most pleased when I can link media production and communication research in response to pressing justice issues.

About the Symbol

The tesseract is to the cube as the cube is to the square. As a four-dimensional “hypercube,” it cannot be seen by human eyes, but it can be indirectly visualized in other ways. Here, the tesseract’s net is envisioned in its unfolded form, analogous to the “t” shape of a cube with its planes laid flat. Standing for the first letter of my name, this three-dimensional “t” is itself constructed of cubic building blocks in a sculptural variation on my name’s meaning: “builder of tiles.” In this space, a compositionist ethic meets a commitment to working across myriad dimensions.