The short version is that I’m a writer originally from a small town in northern Appalachia. I’m currently finishing two book projects. You can LIKE the Facebook pages (to the right) or go directly to the sources:
I’m lucky enough that my parents decided to get me one of those fancy computers back in 1984, when I was 12, and I had a math teacher in middle school who taught me how to program.
Since then, I’ve pursued three careers in my life:
- Writer + Storyteller: I worked for Wired, Wired.com, and MIT’s Technology Review, written for countless magazines and newspapers, and written one book while editing and contributing to several others.
- Technologist + Multimedia Creator: I was Wired.com’s first multimedia reporter (way back in 2001), the director of new media at a very small startup television operation called VTV, and I was the senior producer and architect behind MIT’s TechnologyReview.com’s relaunch in 2004.
- Teacher: Trained as a secondary English teacher, I’ve been a full-time professor since 2006.
I’m also lucky enough to serve on some interesting advisory boards:
- SXSW Interactive: I’ve been helping vet panels since the early aughts, and I’m the emcee of the Accelerator finals in both Interactive and Music. (I started attending the conference in 1994 or 1995. The details are unclear now.)
- ETC Press: My pal Dr. Drew Davidson tinkers around with digital publishing, and I offer my own thoughts every now and again.
Mostly, though, I love telling stories. I write, I create podcasts, I tinker with video, I work in the weird space between digital, print, and the real world.
They haven’t really figured out a job title for that yet.
But that’s what I do.
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If you’re really interested in all the details of my professional career, you can find out everything you never knew you wanted to know about me over at LinkedIn.
If you’re really, really interested in my personal life and my travels, you can click through all those fun links on my blog.