Welcome. I’m a professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where I direct the Media Economies Design Lab and teach and learn from our students. I’ve written a book each on online democracy, cooperative enterprise, the Occupy movement, and God, and I’ve edited ones about crypto and co-ops. Reporting articles for both magazines and academic journals 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.