Selected work

A more complete archive of my writing can be found here, and examples of my data-driven work live here.


How Bitcoin gave a shuttered coal plant a second life (Grist)
How Xavi Bou Makes His Mesmerizing Portraits of Birds in Flight (Audubon)


Crowded peaks? Not on this little-known trail in the Adirondacks (National Geographic)
What does a vertical farm taste like? (The Counter)
A 40-Mile, Quarantime Hike Through New York City (Backpacker)


The misbegotten promise of anaerobic digesters (The Counter)
Patricia Highsmith’s Uncommon Empathy for Animals (Tenderly)
You, Too, Can Be a ‘Thru-Hiker’ (The New York Times)
My Quest for Vegan Soup Dumplings (Tenderly)


The explosive dominance of soy over a century went unnoticed by most Americans—except for those growing it (The Counter)
Good Tech, Bad Tech (Civicist)
Testing Tech for Consensus in a Purple Town (Civicist)


Loveland’s Labor’s Lost: Detroit’s Dubious Civic Tech Champions (Civicist)
Detroit’s Foreclosure Crisis and the Need for ‘Information Justice’ (CityLab)


Recharging the Brigade: Code for America’s Challenge (Civicist)


The Unfinished Business of the People’s Climate March (Civicist)


How Network-Centric Organizing Made the People’s Climate March (TechPresident)