Ethan Zuckerman

Ethan Zuckerman is director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Civic Media and a principal research scientist at the MIT Media Lab.

With Rebecca MacKinnon, Zuckerman cofounded the international blogging community Global Voices, which showcases news and opinions from citizen media in over 150 nations and 30 languages. Through Global Voices and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, Zuckerman actively promotes freedom of expression and fights censorship in online spaces. In 2000, he founded Geekcorps, a technology volunteer corps that sends IT specialists to work on projects in developing nations, with a focus on West Africa.

Zuckerman is the author of Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection, published in 2013. He has a BA in philosophy from Williams College.