In 2009 I founded Bocoup, an inclusive technology consulting company where we work on accessibility, inclusion, and justice on and through the web. Our team of product managers, project managers, designers, and engineers works to prioritize the inclusion and safety of people from marginalized backgrounds through the course of this work. We use tools like our Code of Conduct to incorporate our organizational values into the way we work with clients and the broader web technology industry.
Along with running Bocoup day-to-day, I contribute to other projects related to art, technology and social justice including:
- Interpreting the papers of computer scientist Alice Hartley in order to codify her contributions to the Lisp programming langue in a Wikipedia entry detailing her career.
- Volunteering with Design Justice network to develop a new website and workflow for a more consentful reversible web forms based on Una Lee's Building Consentful Tech Zine.
- Working with the Processing Foundation as an advisor in support of a community of artists and programmers that centers learning, creativity, and justice.
- Joining the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society from fall 2017 to 2021 where I worked on critiques of "open source" ethics, participated in the Race and Media and Ethical Tech working groups, and joined the Ethical Tech Collective, which grew out of the center.
- Starting a contemporary art gallery called OPEN, focused on tech criticism, in early 2016. After closing in the fall of 2017, I continued to work on follow on projects like The Headstone and Upward Living’s Housing Policy (2018) connected to our final show, and focused on housing justice.
Prior to all of this I studied Liberal Arts (studio art, critical theory, history, anthropology) at Bennington College from 2003 to 2005.
A Picture of Me
Photo by Kathy Pham.
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