My research seeks to «understand and create» generalizable configurations of «people, computing, and information» that augment human intelligence and creativity. I want to help create a future where any person or community can design the future(s) they want to live in.

With my lab and collaborators, I pursue this research goal along three main threads. Follow the links below to learn more!

Crowd civic systems

What new/better forms of governance and civic participation are possible in the digital age? »

We are grateful for generous funding from UMD's College of Information Studies, the National Science Foundation, and the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences.