P.O. Box 8001, Santa Fe, NM 87504 505-603-5200 email@example.com
Born: Haifa, Israel; Aug. 31, 1946; US Citizen.
Education: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; Environmental Design and Film; 1964-68.
.org director, tele-community planner, environmental designer, artist, writer, and eco-cultural activist.
Create 1st-Mile Initiative (www.1st-mile.com), to advocate for and help bring affordable, 'open' broadband to all in New Mexico, 2006-.
Senior Broadband Planner with Andrew Cohill's tele-community consulting firm, Design Nine, Inc., 2007-
Executive Director of the Davis Community Network (www.dcn.org) and the Yolo Area Regional Network, Davis, California, 1996-2006. Bridging digital divides while setting ecological examples for local information societies.
- Principal coordinator of "WaterWorks", an online GIS/civic (watershed) decision-support project,
funded by the CPB; Army Corps of Engineers; USGS NSDI; and ESRI, Inc., 1997-2000.
- Consultant, California Smart Communities Project, funded by CalTrans, 1996-2000.
- Board Officer/Advisory Council, Association for Community Networking, 2000-present.
- Participant, Global Community Networking Partnership, 2000-present.
- Instructor, TechnoCulture Program, University of California at Davis, 2005
- InfoZone Project Director: the first rural community in the US to have a dedicated Internet POP,
a pervasive free community network (1992), and the first rural community wireless WAN (1995).
- Co-organizer, annual Ideas Festivals, Deep West Arts and Composer-to-Composer events.
- Coordinator, Colorado Trust and National Civic Leagues Healthy Communities Initiative funded REACH for Health (book and web site)
- Board, Colorado Advanced Technology Institutes Rural Telecommunications Program, 1993-97.
- Web author of the Rural Telecommunication Investment Guide (1995), funded by the US DOC/EDA; primary participant on the 1996 NTIA-TIIAP funded Maps for People project.
Speaker, writer and consultant on Creative Practices, Ecological Tele-Community Development, Networked Economics and Information Ecology, in the US, Europe, Latin America and Japan. (more)
- National Research Council: Computer Science and Telecommunications Board's Broadband Committee, 1999-2001. Broadband: Bringing Home the Bits book published 2002.
Design, architecture and planning projects include:
- Designer/videographer, habitat for Koko, the Gorilla Foundation, Woodside, CA, 1975-83.
- Master planning/architectural design of new resort town, Telluride Mountain Village,1979-81.
- Architecture, telecommunications, energy efficiency, waste-water systems planning and consultation for new planned eco-community: Skyfield, Telluride region, 1987-95.
- Earlier projects include: energy efficient residences, Sonoma, Marin and Malibu, CA, 1972-85; and
- The Farm, urban arts and agriculture facility planning, San Francisco, 1978.
Artworks: paintings, sculpture, video, photography, audio, text, installation and performance works, have pioneered in the ecological integration and exploration of art, science and technology, with a primary focus on the social implications of our evolving Information Society.
- Exhibitions, installations and performances have been presented and supported internationally. (more)
Current, ongoing and broadly encompassing personal projects:
- Information Revolutions: an ongoing body of writings, performing arts and media works.
- Info/Eco: a series of creative works and publications on information, economics and ecology.
- Tele-Community: consulting, planning and writing on the integration of telecommunications and community development.
- RADLab: virtual (Research, Arts & Demonstration) projects laboratory.