Andrew Moon is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at The New School for Social Research in New York and currently a visiting researcher at NTU’s Asian School of Environment in Singapore. His research explores the role of earth and actuarial science in the design of financial services, drawing on fieldwork with private services firms and state science agencies in Southeast Asia. A second interest in his research practice documents inquiry into low-frequency sound—from the Krakatoa Sunsets and Cold War R&D of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries to recent applications across environmental monitoring, valuation, machine listening, and the arts. This research builds on approaches from the social study of finance, anthropology of value, information science, narrative fiction, and historiography, and is supported by the SSRC-Mellon IDRF program, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and The New School’s Prize Fellowship. Andrew previously worked on economic and investment policy projects for the Asian Development Bank and ASEAN in Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, and Vietnam. More recently, he was employed as a Research Associate with the design firm Terreform in NY. 

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