Organizations I've worked with include Pivotal, Code for America, HATCH: Inspired Social Change, and Howlround: A Center for the Theater Commons. My writing has appeared in publications such as the Guardian, GOOD, Utne Reader, the AV Club, and the SF Weekly.
Austin via Chicago via Santa Cruz. Irascible but empathetic.
An essay for Howlround, A Center for Theatre Commons, about why civic technologists and artists working for social change need to collaborate more than ever.
Post for the Guardian about the importance of civic collaboration between artists, technologists, and city councils, with examples of successful pilot projects to date.
There are various types or SXSW hangovers: literal ones, illness, and an intangible type of hangover, which is far more difficult to parse.
A new podcast from Leland Cheuk and myself, in which we discuss films, TV, books, comedy, culture, technology, and the decline of civilization. In the first episode we discuss HER, visions of artificial intelligence both real and fictional, foul-mouthed chatbots, and more.
Filtering the crap out has become a part-time job, a constant process of increasing ones’ literacy of a language and discourse that is constantly, simultaneously, evolving and devolving.
A SXSW Interactive 2014 panel organized by Emily Wright and myself, featuring Jake Levitas and Shannon Spanhake of the City of San Francisco's Innovation Office. Civic technologists, engaged artists, and makers are doing amazing things in their own silos. This panel will ask and imagine what can happen when these neighbors and creators step out of their spaces and collaborate?
An interactive map of the mysterious and mythical beasts reputed to exist around the world.