My life’s work

Fundamental to my professional interests—as a librarian, as a software developer, as a writer, as a teacher—is understanding how we tell and read stories (both fiction and non-fiction) in digital media. The future of my young daughter’s life is the lens through which I view the changing shape of creativity, learning, and leisure in the twenty-first century. Working with Internet technologies since 1990, I am an Associate Professor of Digital Culture and Information at Washington and Lee University, where I also serve on the Data Science core faculty.

The essential question confronting my life’s work:

How to craft digital experiences that engage others in the complex problems facing the world?