Director of the Center for Civic Media and Associate Professor of the Practice, MIT Media Lab
Ethan Zuckerman is Director of the Center for Civic Media and Associate Professor of the Practice at the MIT Media Lab. He is also a cofounder of the citizen media community, Global Voices. Prior to MIT, Ethan worked with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University on projects focused on civic media, freedom of speech online, and understanding media ecosystems. He led a team focused on Media Cloud, a project that builds an archive of news stories and blog posts in order to apply language processing and to present ways to analyze and visualize the resulting data. Ethan also founded Geekcorp, a non-profit technology volunteer corps that has done work in over a dozen countries, and helped to found Tripod, an early participatory media company. You can read some of his work in Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection (Norton 2013). A complete bio is available online at http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/about-me/
Photograph by Daniel Minty.