Profile-2The short version is that I’m a writer originally from a small town in northern Appalachia.

The longer story is that I earned my master’s from the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2000.  After graduating, I worked for Wired magazine and

In 2003, I co-authored a book called Dungeons & Dreamers: A story of how computer games created a global culture before accepting a job in 2004 as the producer and senior editor for MIT’s Technology Review Web operation.

I left journalism for a job running the Media Informatics program at Northern Kentucky University in 2006. In 2009, I accepted a position at Ball State University, where I was an associate professor of journalism and was the co-founder + co-director of the university’s Center for Emerging Media Design + Development.

On July 1, 2017, I will become the Editor and Director of Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) Press, which is an imprint of CMU Press. I previously served as an advisory board member and an editor for the past nine years.


  • I’m was accepted into PEN America in 2017 after years of kicking around the idea of joining, and I’m a member of The Association of Writers & Writing Programs.
  • I’ve been on the programming board for South by Southwest Interactive sixteen years, and I hosted its Start Up Accelerator program from 2009-2015.
  • Previously, I was an advisory board member for the F+W’s StoryWorld Conference, the Carmel Arts Council, and the Indiana Writers Center.

Other Writing Things

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.

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If you're interested in keeping up with my writing projects, I’ll overlook your bad judgement on that and instead say thank you. A writer's life blood is readers. Without you, I'm just a crazy guy sitting in his office furiously screaming on the page for no reason. So not to put any pressure on you, but everything now depends on you
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