#thinkaboutnoise is a blog about the “voices” of monsters, puppets, cyborgs, robots, machines, devices, migrants, mud-bloods, and other hybrid and questionable creatures; about the soundtrack of daily life and the books and bands that make existence bearable; about that which we are taught to ignore. It is also a blog about being American, a woman, an immigrant, a young scholar on the dire job market, a working-class kid, a pedestrian in Chicago. The Pinocchios that I am interested in and all the clanking noises they produce as they run down a stone-paved street in search of self-determination, those creatures I perceive as a kind of technology of destabilization. They are an intervention of reality that disrupts the idyllic flow of things and reminds us humans of the artificial character of civilization. But also of its incommensurable beauty. Those creatures and the worlds they inhabit reverberate through the pages of this blog.