You may know me from the Union Square Ventures team in New York City, which I used to be a part of, or from the Entrepreneurial Design class in the School of Visual Arts, which I co-teach. (Here's the syllabus, assignments, and student reactions.)
Otherwise, I enjoy design, read books, play kickball, and can't turn down a good trip. I post photos on Wanderbild and made Hoppin' ... or not for foursquare's September 2011 hackathon. If you're ever in the market for Ohio State cookie cutters, I made a few you can buy on Shapeways.
I've lived in Columbus, Ohio, California's Bay Area, Berlin, and NYC. I've spent extendedish time in Kigali, Rwanda, Kampala, Uganda, and Bangkok, Thailand. A bit ago, I tried to crowdsource book and travel recommendations for a trip to China, Indonesia, and the Philippines; it worked out alright.
My undergrad thesis at Stanford looked at the ways children in northwesten Tanzanian households spent their time. Also at Stanford, I prototyped a human-powered pelletizer designed to turn biomass into fuel for smallholder farmers. While in Berlin, we mapped out "a new etiquette for the digital age" (English, Deutsch), and I wrote a short book that summarized over a year of observational design research. It was all very fun.
I keep a few mailing lists: one for people interested in jobs in venture capital, another for non-technical jobs at startups, and a third for red panda photos. (You can probably guess which is most popular.)
Nowadays, I spend a ton of time walking around New York City and listening to podcasts. Some of my favorites are from Chicago Public Radio, The Economist, Deutsche Welle (1, 2 and 3), NPR, Radio France Internationale (1 and 2), and Stanford ETL, and WHYY. If you think I'm missing something fantastic, do let me know.