What I do
I did tech research and taught at MIT for a few years. Last year, I conceived a mobile app for collaborative word play. I’ve completed interaction design and user testing, I have a designer, but now I’m looking for a developer to code it and get it in the app store. Sometimes I still present at conferences; in June I will co-present at IDC on a prior app prototype conceived at MIT.
I’ve managed websites for nonprofits, companies, educators and performers. Usually this includes set up, design, content + image creation and editing, regular site maintenance, and design/management of digital and often print communications. Sometimes I write/edit online copy as well. I use both open source and proprietary CMS platforms.
In my current job and my freelance work, I help companies establish a presence on the internet by providing content tailored to various social platforms. I also create user engagement strategies by cultivating enthusiasm for brands through promotions, feedback, user participation and rewards.
From 2003-7, I ran a film crew recreationally as director/producer, competing in short film festivals. From 2007-12, I worked on independent projects, including making nonprofit promotional videos, a monologue series, and a documentary on internet adoption in rural Peru.
If you gave me money I would
(a) open a chain of art studios for transient digital and fine artists (think internet cafés of the 90s meets millennial “cokorking techspaces”) such that I could live in several countries at once; (b) direct a coming-of-age feature film; (c) create mobile apps for niche nerd markets; (d) start a venture capital firm, investing money in socially progressive tech initiatives.