Media, technology, politics, and saving the world
in various combinations.
The creators of the internet promised us jetpacks: better experiences, more choices, and deeper relationships. But instead of jetpacks, we were given cat videos—and lots and lots of ads. Our platforms don’t work for us—we’re the inventory, and our outrage has fueled a tech revolution optimized for profit at the expense of our civic life.
In For ALL the People, I walk readers through the evolution of modern storytelling from the traditional media gatekeepers of the past to today’s era of decentralization, disconnection, and disinformation. Then explore the four dimensions of our media systems that must be reclaimed to work better for all of us: platforms, content, institutions, and ourselves.
Got an organization that wants to redefine itself? Interested in the future of democracy and civic life in America? Got a gathering, shindig, or hootenanny and want to bring a new conversation to your community about digital transformation, media and civic life, the future of democracy, leadership, and humanity?
Working with brands, social-impact organizations, and political groups on the transformation necessary to embrace modern communications, data, and analytics.
Leading conversations from TEDx to SXSW on topics from digital transformation to Presidential politics to reclaiming our democracy.
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