Ian Porter is a doctoral candidate in Communication at the University of Washington where he studies rhetorics of technology and sustainability in an urbanized world. He also holds graduate degrees from UW in digital media communication and library and information science and an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in English literature. He teaches courses in the Discovery Core series on urban life, data worlds and the quantified self, and practicing the good life. In addition, he teaches Interdisciplinary Writing and Research Writing on the topics of technology and sustainability. In his free time, he loves hanging out with his wife and daughter, eating good food, and listening to good music on Seattle's amazing local radio station KEXP.