What I’m Up To

So, I finished graduate school at MIT.

I presented some of my thesis work at Wikimania and I’ll be posting information, code, and the thesis itself, in the next weeks as I find time.

I’ve decided to focus, at least in the immediate future, on several important projects. Here’s what I’m up to:

  • I am a "Senior Researcher" at the MIT Sloan School of Management with the economist Eric von Hippel who I’m now working with regularly. I am working on issues around the production of free software, open technologies, and free culture.
  • After working on the project for free over the last 3 years, I’m now doing contract work for OLPC. So far, I’ve rewritten the on-laptop content library software. I also plan to pursue the concept of "view source" on the laptop and to write an activity with a bunch of basic tools for doing science. Finally, OLPC is supporting me to continue my thesis work in the context of the laptop.
  • I have taken a position as a Fellow at the new MIT Center for Future Civic Media. It’s a great new project started by folks I worked with as a graduate student. I’ll be using the center to bring forward Selectricity and to support some new projects as well.

This is, of course, in addition to my work with FSF, Debian, and Ubuntu which I’ll be continuing. And talks. And writing. (Yikes!)

I’ll be keeping my office at MIT (yes, like RMS) for the time being and sticking around Cambridge at least until Mika finishes her degree at Harvard School of Public Health.

I’ll be in wrapping up projects modes for the next few weeks and months and will be posting about them here as I go.

2 Replies to “What I’m Up To”

  1. Congratulations and good luck for all your future (and important) projects! It’s always a pleasure reading your writings and your passion is absolutely inspiring.


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