Ethan Zuckerman is director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, and associate professor of the practice at MIT's Media Lab. His research focuses on the distribution of attention in mainstream and new media, the use of technology for international development, and the use of new media technologies by activists.
With Rebecca MacKinnon, Ethan co-founded international blogging community Global Voices. Global Voices showcases news and opinions from citizen media in over 150 nations and thirty languages, publishing editions in twenty languages.
In 2000, Ethan founded Geekcorps, a technology volunteer corps that sends IT specialists to work on projects in developing nations, with a focus on West Africa. Previously Ethan helped found Tripod.com, one of the web's first “personal publishing” sites. He blogs at
http://ethanzuckerman.com blog and lives in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, USA, with his partner, his son and a big, goofy black dog.