I believe people deserve dignity, democracy is a higher order goal than shareholder value, scientists are not necessarily virtuous, and technology is never apolitical.

I believe that most things are not as complicated as they seem but there is infinite power in telling people they do not, can not, or will not understand.

I understand. I just disagree.

 

What I do

Society is increasingly governed by technological systems, finance included. These systems provide ways to spread democratic ideals of equitability and enlightenment, or they can be ways for policymakers and technocrats to avoid responsibility for social inequities and indignities.

My work breaks down complex technological systems into their smallest parts to demonstrate the ways actual humans- people like you and me- dictate the way these systems work, and who in society wins and loses. I do this to empower others- students, policymakers, technologists, and the public- providing them with understanding, ideas and logic tools needed to overcome coercion rooted in complexity.


Our greatest human adventure is the evolution of consciousness. We are in this life to enlarge the soul, liberate the spirit, and light up the brain.

If you’re honest, you sooner or later have to confront your values. Then you’re forced to separate what is right from what is merely legal. This puts you metaphysically on the run.
— Tom Robbins

Who I am

I am a writer and scholar. I am a woman that lives torn between extremes:

  • security and liberty

  • fitness and restfulness

  • rural and urban

  • thick-skinned/selfish disinterest and outraged awareness

I have a fascination with extremes. xxxx