erik nikolaus martin


I’m currently studying as a Clarendon Scholar at the Oxford Internet Institute with a research focus on tech and media policy, platform ethics and media ecosystems. I was previously the Senior Education Program Manager at Unity, and before that a Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). I’ve also worked at the U.S. Department of Education, and as a freelancer.

I've written about media reform and education issues for several outlets, and in 2018 I was included in Forbes 30 Under 30 (of course, it's a pretty silly list). I've been writing about and working on tech/media/culture/ethics/policy since high school, when I was just blogging about video game subcultures and social impact - from the primordial abyss of gamergate and redpill to affirmative LGBT communities and indie devs using the medium to educate, inform, or ridicule. The thing I'm most passionate about right now is improving our online public square in a way that asserts the public interest and ethics over commercial interests -- I wrote a bit about this for the Washington Post here: https://wapo.st/2XEXeDq

Feel free to drop me a line on twitter or wherever suits you :)