200 Clinton St., #2G Brooklyn, NY 11201
January 1998 - Present
Presently Professor of New Media at Hunter College, responsible for
teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in web design and media
theory, and for helping redesign the graduate program to include a
focus on non-fiction production (journalism, documentary) on the Web.
Currently spearheading effort to create a network of
hallway-accessible network terminals throughout Hunter for student
access to the Web.
Consultant, Marketing and Measurement
December 1997 to Present.
Advise clients on "Web archeology", looking through existing data
sources (web logs, cookie files, user preferences) to come to some
understanding of user behavior and navigational paths, with a special
focus on ecommerce sites.
Clients include iVillage, BarnesandNoble.com, AGENCY.COM
VP Technology, Eastern Region, CKS|NY, New York
May 1997 - October 1997
Managed technology and production for both site design and media
campaigns. Worked to integrate Site Specific employees and practices
with CKS, established production standards, designed data handling
routines for web server-legacy database connectivity for Citibank
credit card applications online.
Chief Technology Officer, Site Specific, New York
January 1996 - May 1997
Managed a 35-person staff of interactive Internet agency. Responsible
for network and local infrastructure and support staff, production
staff, programmers, technology QA. Oversaw media tracking database for
aggregating media performance data from disparate sources in order to
provide decisino support for media department and clients. Designed
and implemented tracking and measurement systems for
clients. Responsible for evaluating and integrating emerging
As an officer of the company, participated in investment review and
audit prior to acquisition by CKS Group.
Clients included AT&T, Duracell, SABRE, Intuit and 3M.
Executive Producer, Site Specific
October 1995 - December 1995
Staffed and supervised the programming and production facilities of a
New York interactive agency. Wrote extensive network programs both for
corporate clients and for in-house development efforts.
Production Manager, Agency.com
Developed production procedures for major New York interactive agency,
including producing an html/http style guide for site production.
Network Economics and Growth
New Media Marketing
Author, Voices From the Net (Ziff-Davis, 1995), an overview of
electronic networks as a medium for community building, and of the
feedback loop between network design and the communities that form
Essays and Speeches
Author, The Internet by E-mail (Ziff-Davis, 1994), e-mail
accessible search techniques, such as ftp and archie, for the Internet.
Translated into Portuguese and Chinese.
Technical Editor, The HTML Manual of Style, 1st and 2nd Editions,
"Electronic Commerce", Columbia Business School, March 1997
"Metaphor and the Internet", Amicus Brief, Supreme Court, "ACLU
v. Reno", February 1997
"Don't Believe the Hype", ACM net_worker, December 1996
"Wired Money", Scientific American, September 1995
"Electronic Activism", Computers and Social Change '94 .
"Ethics in Cyberspace", Proceedings of Internet World '93.
Expert witness on Internet culture in the 2nd Circuit trial seeking
a preliminary injunction of the Communications Decency Act. Outcome
was 3-0 in favor of the injunction.
Filed Public Comment with the Federal Government on behalf of the
Society for Electronic Access concerning: Clipper Chip encryption
scheme Proposed Digital Signal Standard (DSS) Proposed changes to the
Sentencing Guidelines for the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984.
Creator/Performer: BAK TRUPPEN, various performances 1994-1996
Tonight - a theater piece by the Norwegian company BAK TRUPPEN, which
had a live Internet feed going throughout the performance. The network
connection was variously brought into the performance by printing
pictures from Web pages from a printer suspended over the audiences
heads, establishing a parallel IRC channel which was live throughout
the performance and whose doings were periodically broadcast into the
performance via voice synthesizer, and by allowing network
participants to inject directions to the live actors.
Director, Hard Place Theater, 1990 - 1993
Created and directed
several "non-fiction" theater pieces , using only found materials such
as government documents, transcripts and cultural records. Projects
included United Airlines, a literal transcript of
air-to-ground conversations during a plane crash, interlaced with
theoretical and cultural quotes about flying and falling,
BobBarkerBucharestBradyBunchBrecht, a requiem for the Cold War,
Excerpt's from the Attorney General's Report on Pornography, a
deconstruction of the Government's 1985 Report on Pornography which
explored inconsistencies in both liberal and conservative views, and
1974 - A Year is a Terrible Thing to Waste , a collage made up
of writings from that year, from "I'm OK, You're OK" to Watergate.
Education: BA Fine Art, Cum Laude, Yale 1986
Languages: Unix, Perl, Java, French