With a passion for innovative media, education, and scholarship, I integrate a commitment to society with a need for balance in the Information Age. As an information professional, I seek answers to questions like: how do we develop responsibility for information "objects" -- from digital media and software, to 3D-printer layouts -- that are easily shared and modified? How are online search and index tools changing the way we interact with information?
My studies range from philosophy, psychology, biology, and chemistry, to comparative religion, history, and anthropology. My philosophy training provides critical thinking, logical structuring, and concept organization, while my background in both physical and social sciences allows me to intuitively analyze and interpret complex data structures. Within these structures, I discover a rich context by which social and economic questions are answered.
I am interested in understanding the interdependence of humans and technology, and how information access might reduce social boundaries and strengthen communities through education. In addition, I seek to discover models for analyzing and designing ergonomically- and ecologically-sustainable technologies. Finally, I geek the relationships among dynamic systems -- from social and neural networks, to galactic and weather patterns.
Thanks to a diverse and stimulating range of social encounters, I have developed the ability to recognize and successfully communicate ideas among different age, ethnic, and economic groups. I am able to strike a balance among wide-ranging parameters, for example those of formal tradition with those of modern advances, or those of individuals with those of society. This allows me to arbitrate discrepancies in a creative and professional manner.