Curriculum Vitae


Boathouse Experimental Studios, Portland, OR
Oct 2018 – Present

Boathouse Experimental Studios is a temporary underground experimental media space in Portland, Oregon. We invite people who are doing experimental work and document their work in a high quality way. We've hosted shows focusing on VR/AR/queer communities, experimental and immersive installations. The venue is also a photography and film studio, providing a chance to grow and experiment with storytelling.


Research Fellow
Institute for the Future, Palo Alto, California
Dec 2018 – Present

Working on ideas to improve design, ethics, and user experience for the future of technology. Doing deep research on cosmotechnics, global trends, and how aesthetics affect technological development.


Researcher, speaker and author, worldwide
Sep 2008 – Present

Spoke at TED on the future of humans and technology. Keynoted SXSW 2012 conference. Various keynote speeches given around the world. Authored articles for Wired Change Accelerators, Qualcomm and others. Was awarded National Geographic Emerging Explorers Award for 2012. 


Research Fellow
MIT Media Lab/Center for Future Civic Media, Cambridge, MA
Sep 2016 – Aug 2018

Researched emerging technologies at one of the most important birthplaces for emerging technologies. Specifically focused on user experience, ethics and Calm Technology. Started writing at


Research Affiliate and Research Fellow

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Sep 2016 – Aug 2018

Spent two years at Berkman studying ethics, privacy, VR/AR and mixed reality, researching the future of the web and emerging technologies.



Lewis and Clark College
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Sociology/Anthropology
2005 – 2008

Activities and Societies: President, Lewis & Clark Society for the Arts, GOLD Leadership Retreat, Co-founded Lewis & Clark Society for Economists and Entrepreneurs, Young Inventors International. Co-founded GreenIt! (now EverCharge), company producing electric vehicle charging stations. Filed patent on ecar charging technology. Presented at DOW Jones Emerging Ventures Forum. Completed student research on mobile technology. NACA Member, Gold Leadership Retreat, International Fair, Association for Student Entrepreneurs.