Kristen Gallerneaux is a writer and sound-based artist. At The Henry Ford she is curator of technology and keeper of objects like prototype synthesizers, prison radios, and hacking devices. Her essays about the hidden soundscapes of artifacts—combined with stories about growing up Spiritualist—form the backbone of High Static, Dead Lines (MIT / Strange Attractor Press). She has presented her work at Unsound, Moogfest, and Pop Kultur, and writes for ARTnews and the Quietus. She holds an MFA in Art (Wayne State University), MS in Folklore (University of Oregon), and PhD in Art Practice & Media History (University of California San Diego).