- Awesome Foundation for Arts and Sciences – A global network of giving circles devoted to forwarding the interests of awesome in the universe. Co-founded with Evan Burchard, Erhardt Graeff, David Fisher, Keith Hopper, Emily Daniels, Reed Sturtevant, David Nunez, Jon Pierce, and Matt Blake.
- Bay Leaks – A secure, anonymous whistleblower platform focused on news in the Bay Area. Collaboration with John Shutt.
- Infrastructure Observatory – A community of enthusiasts devoted to exploring and celebrating the infrastructural landscape. Co-founded with Hilary Hoeber.
- Intelligence and Autonomy – An ongoing research project at Data & Society focusing on the development of policy frameworks around machine intelligence and autonomy. Supported by the MacArthur Foundation, collaboration with Madeleine Elish.
- Most Likely to Succeed – A monthly e-mail newsletter devoted to archiving and re-releasing the music that people made when they were in high school and middle school.
- Pacific Social – A ongoing series of projects focused on the ability for bots to shape group social behavior online. Co-founded with Max Nanis and Ian Pearce.
Completed / On Hiatus
- Adventure Time Forum – A collection of scholarly works focusing on the “Adventure Time” series. Collaboration with Darby Smith.
- Berkeley Law School – Secretly went to law school and obtained a J.D. Became a member of the bar in California. 2010 – 2013.
- Cool Code, Bro – A short book exploring the origins and future of the brogrammer. Collaboration with Nick Parish.
- The Container Guide – A rugged, dockside companion field guide focused on the identification of integrated logistics corporations. Funded on Kickstarter. Collaboration with Craig Cannon.
- Gruen Day 2015 – A day-long celebration of the life of Victor Gruen, architect of the American shopping mall. Collaboration with Avery Trufelman and Helen Tseng.
- Hype Up Weekend – A weekend long project devoted to launching fake startups and attempting to obtain press coverage. Collaboration with Greg Marra.
- Journal of Venture Studies – Two volumes of scholarly works focusing on the “Venture Brothers” series. Collaboration with Nolan Bensen, Patrick Davison, Lea Rosen, and John Shutt.
- Robot, Robot & Hwang LLP – A series of conferences and meetups devoted to experiments at the intersection of legal and computer code.
- ROFLCon – A series of conferences focused on memes and internet culture. Held at MIT biennially from 2008 – 2012. Co-founded with Christina Xu and Diana Kimball.
- TableFlip – A daylong conference focused on the art of tabletop game design. Collaboration with Patrick Ewing.
- Web Ecology Project – An informal research collective exploring and quantifying social behavior and flows of culture online. Collaboration with Jon Beilin, Evan Burchard, David Fisher, Devin Gaffney, Sam Gilbert, Erhardt Graeff, Elsa Kim, Alex Leavitt, Dharmishta Rood, Sara Watson, and Seth Woodworth.