Content strategist, policy wonk, and internet maker by trade. Philosopher and political theorist by training. Community-led design facilitator in practice. Lover of style guides. Advocate for unconferences, open-access publishing, and interdisciplinary scholarship. Obsessing at the intersection of academia, design, and policy.
I am a political philosopher and policy nerd obsessed with typography, design, and technology. I am most interested in the intersections of normally unrelated fields, for instance:
- How social network size and Dunbar's Number can limit the effects of campaign finance reform.
- How journalists need to deal with reader biases.
- How typography can improve driver safety.
- How language use and framing shapes political decision making.
- How cognitive limits affect the effectiveness of political information.
- How architectural decisions can promote interdisciplinary collaboration in research institutions.
- How wearable technology can improve safety in high-danger work environments.
- How anthropology, network theory, and cognitive science should shape political philosophy, ethical theory, and public policy.
To put it another way: I study interconnectedness and find ways for academic scholarship to create practical social change.
Nerd of many trades
I am content and design strategist 18F and founder of A Yellow Raven a consultancy focused on design strategy and community-led co-design facilitation. I’ve worked in government, social and environmental justice, and building inclusive communities in journalism. I help organizations and communities dream big to create radical justice.
One day, I may grow up to become a scholar.