Welcome. I’m a professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where I direct the Media Enterprise Design Lab and teach and learn from our students. I’ve written a book each on cooperative enterprise, the Occupy movement, and God, and I’ve co-edited one about the Internet. Reporting articles for a variety of publications—like The Nation, Harper’s, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Vice, YES!, America, and The Catholic Worker—keeps my notebooks filled. Working with others to build a democratic economy keeps me accountable.
I suppose what I’m after is the chronicling of ideas, of perfect worlds, of ordinary imaginations in practice. Every word is a hypothesis and a test—while recognizing fearfully that with even the most casual remark we are building ourselves and our world irrevocably.