- i make thingsand more things, present
- American Film Institute, MSNBC, RespondTV, Macworld
festival producer • 2007 -
Founder/curator, AFI DigiFest, annual 2-day showcase of game-changing digital media productions from around the world.
innovation lab director • 2006 - 10
Director, AFI Digital Content Lab, collaborative new media incubator that assembled teams of top-tier working professionals from entertainment and technology sectors to create 80+ interactive storytelling prototypes. The Lab is on hiatus.
entrepreneur • 1998 - 2001
Co-founder, RespondTV, dubbed "most promising television infrastructure company" by the NYT. Oversaw conception/build of 100+ ITV apps across ten platforms for Coca-Cola, Ford, American Airlines, Comedy Central, PBS. Bandies Killer App award at the Western Cable Show 2001.
interactive TV pioneer • 1996 - 97
Executive producer, MSNBC's TheSite, hour-long nightly TV program focused on the Internet andd how it affects our lives. TV and web teams worked in concert from story conception to final edit. Best Website in the 1996 New Media Invision Awards.
web pioneer • 1994 - 95
Oversaw launch of Macworld Online, one of the first large database-driven websites. Profitable in its first year.
book author • 2006
"Dispatches from Blogistan," about the emergence of blogging and social networks. Peachpit/New Riders' Voices That Matter series.
speaker • 1986 - present
Sundance, SXSW, Digital Hollywood, Macworld Expo, CES, NAB (2008 supersession keynote), MIP-TV, Picnic, TV of Tomorrow, X|Media Lab, Media 2010, and Stanford Publishing Course.
tech journalist • 1983 - 94
Macworld, PC World, Wired, Salon, Rolling Stone, and California Lawyer, among others.
• Chair, Primetime Emmys Interactive Media Awards Working Group (2006 - present)
• Built website for General Wesley Clark’s PAC (2001).
• Oversaw a website in seven languages for Quincy Jones’ WE ARE THE FUTURE (2004).
• Design and build pochanostra.com for Macarthur Fellow and American Book awardee Guillermo Gómez-Peña. (1999 - present)
Vision and oversight for creative and production efforts within innovative interactive media ventures.