Colin Miles Maclay

Executive Director, Professor (Research), Lead Instigator

Despite a fairly firm — if optimistic — grip on reality, Colin continually engages wicked problems around the interaction of media, technology and society, and imagining and implementing visionary responses of institutions, organizations and individuals. As a believer in the power of genuine collaboration committed to a tight and timely loop connecting scholarship and practice, he’s worked extensively with diverse organizations in the US and worldwide on media, learning, innovation, policy, and many other topics on which he claims no expertise. Before his own westward expansion, Colin spent more than a decade helping to build and lead the Berkman Center at Harvard University and the Digital Initiative at Harvard Business School. He holds degrees from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Harvard’s Kennedy School and Northeastern University.


umm, the inspirational quote is in the mail — anon

Me in Three

When is your most generative time?
Early morning…or very late at night.

What kind of art do you like to create?
Metal sculpture 

What’s the last photo you took with your phone?
A bad (and damp) family selfie after a surprise mountain hail and rainstorm in Angeles National Forest.

This pretty much sums up my existence