Technology is neither intrinsically good nor bad.
Information technology can enable citizens to report news, expose wrongdoing, express opinions, mobilize protests, monitor elections, scrutinize government, deepen participation, and expand the horizons of freedom, liberty and happiness.
like a tree, standing by the water
As a liberation technologist driven by a progressive ethic; my personal, political and professional focus is digital, electronic and video technologies and how they can be used to improve democratic life. To a hacker, technology is just a puzzle to be solved and with open-source technologies the internet is a playground. Layer on social media and video and the these tools for change are just what is needed to help guide us through these turbulent waters…. or at least, I hope so. 🙁
Using computers for the pursuit of social and political change for the benefit of all life on earth, my general focus is information technologies and how they can be used to improve governance, fight corruption, deter electoral fraud, empower the poor, defend human rights, promote economic development, educate citzens and consumers.
And most specifically, my interests and passions tend to focus on building community web-based software for developing new, progressive institutions such as replacements for mainstream media, maker incubators, new forms of local banking especially cryptocurrencies, hybrid forms of community and worker owned coops, free schools, and other functions for grassroots organizing.