After several years (seven since my first proposal, three since becoming an owner), my time at BlinkTag is finally drawing to a close.
What is Participatory Budgeting? How can cities use technology to expand participation, without diluting the experience of its positive effects? I explored these questions in an investigation for The Engine Room which has now been translated into three languages.
I designed another image for East Bay Forward. This time, it’s YIMBY beavers for the YIMBYtown conference. Beavers are already nature’s engineers. Are they nature’s best neighbors, too?
As a lurker on the East Bay Forward list, I’ve been following the “Mammoth In MacArthur”* project. I was in Barcelona when they put out a call for a t-shirt design. After a day mesmerized by Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família, I had figures like these stuck in my head: On the train to Figueres, I tried […]
As I’ve waded into security research, I’m most struck by how people seem to equate something that is hard with something that must be a good idea.
I was quoted in The New Yorker today. It was kind of weird, and got me thinking about how we should report on privacy.
To coincide with its rebranding, The Engine Room launched a new library site this month. I designed it in Sketch and built it in gh-pages. It’s proving to be an extendable platform for their many research products.
On my way through Boston this week, I swung by the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Civic Media to give an informal talk about the Wapichan’s monitoring work and Digital Democracy.
I joined Guerrilla Cartography because, well, the name. But turns out it’s also an incredible team of academic spatial nerds with an eye for radically opening both mapmaking and academic access.
Guyana is one of the most densely biodiverse countries on the planet. And this month I spent two weeks in its southern savannah working with forest monitors to document indigenous land claims.