hello, web surfer – welcome to my little oasis on the information superhighway. i like to make familiar things feel new and new things feel familiar. i used to design digital products for Uber and for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. now, i’m writing about media ecology, meme warfare, and cyberpsychology. you can catch me on Twitter, email, Are.na, or my newsletter.
A tour through modern-day cyber mythology. Who are the “gods” of our hyper-technological culture, and what’s their relationship to the deities of old?
How do reality bubbles get created and distorted, and how might we begin to bridge the divides between them?
What happens when the internet gets inside of us? How does our media tech re-shape our identities?
Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory
The Medium and the Light: Reflections on Religion
Stories of Your Life and Others
A Scanner Darkly
The Art of Memory
Laws of Media: The New Science
From Cliche to Archetype
The Sacred and the Profane
The Rise of Universities
A volunteer signup site that scheduled ~30,000 shifts during the final weeks of the campaign.
UX research & product design
A web app that allows organizations to arrange transportation for customers and patients who don’t have smartphones.
UX research & product design lead
An app where supporters created and shared their own custom “Love Trumps Hate” videos.
UX research, copywriting, & product design
UX research, copywriting, & product design lead
A successful $31,000 Kickstarter campaign for an NFC necklace that makes it easy to store and retrieve digital vaccination data. As seen on NPR.
Copywriting & campaign management