Erin makes a lot of transactions. Her pursuit to unlock information is at least mostly for good, not evil. She currently resides in NYC.
Fast Company: Profiling Transgender Activist and Writer Janet Mock

Fast Company: Profiling Transgender Activist and Writer Janet Mock

I was fortunate enough to sit down with the ever lovely Janet Mock to discuss her book “Redefining Realness,” old vs new media representation of the trans* community and how the internet has revolutionized marginalized communities ability to get their story out there and on their own terms. Big ups to Joe...
Open Fire

Open Fire

Katie Drummond has been waiting years to tell this story and what a fascinating and terrifying story at that. Sam Thonis, Ryan Manning and I set out to make a documentary to couple the written piece. Full Article here: http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/28/4771164/the-next-agent-orange-why-burn-pits-are-making-soldiers-sick The documentary here:
A City on Fire - a short documentary

A City on Fire – a short documentary

Scary, dark and true to form, this a story about  a group of young firefighters waging the daily battle against a city that is always on fire. And some stills from the piece:                      
Detours: Series Trailer

Detours: Series Trailer

I headed to Kansas City with Stephen Greenwood, Carl Franzen and Ryan Manning. This was the first shoot in a four cities tour. It was a mixture of madness and enlightenment. Here is the trailer for the series: Trailer cut by Sam Thonis. Crank it up to 11.
Click, Print, Gun: The Inside Story of the 3D-Printed Gun Movement

Click, Print, Gun: The Inside Story of the 3D-Printed Gun Movement

  Being a 3D-printing novice, I was once somewhat skeptical of the promise behind what’s being billed as a truly game-changing technology. I saw Makerbot CEO Bre Pettis on the cover of Wired in late September, and while the novelty of the process incited wonder in my inner 10-year-old, I...
The Gut-Wrenching Saga of Shoenice

The Gut-Wrenching Saga of Shoenice

This was made for the VICE Original Youtube Series My Life Online. Original Text by Dan Stuckey. _ Bottles of cleaning fluid and painter’s caulk usually have their own fair share of fatal warning stickers, which is why I’ve never been to the ER for an eating-related stunt. But that...
That Time Where I Searched for UFOs in the San Luis Valley

That Time Where I Searched for UFOs in the San Luis Valley

So yeah, I do love my job sometimes. Please check out the latest installment of SPACED OUT: UFO HUNTING IN COLORADO – Motherboard Text via @ocoin I once saw a UFO. It was a fairly standard experience. The craft was cigar shaped, silver, and it slid silently across a clear...
The Man who Hunts Spy Satellites

The Man who Hunts Spy Satellites

The Paris episode of Spaced Out is out. See my original text here: Thierry Legault is not your average amateur astronomer, inviting the kids over and pointing a dinky backyard telescope at the Big Dipper. He’s a renowned astrophotographer, painstakingly chronicling the orbits of planets, distant galaxies, spaceships, and—to the...
The Taxidermy Babe

The Taxidermy Babe

The Taxidermy Babe – VICE YOUTUBE – Fringes I have never been much for hunting. It seemed a bit too callous to go to the woods just to trap a living, breathing animal, especially for art. And then I met Divya. Divya is an artist, designer and taxidermist living in...
First Animal to Survive in Space

First Animal to Survive in Space

Watch my ep of Spaced Out! Mike Shaw is a quiet unassuming man in love with the wilderness. He also knows far more about tardigrades then almost anyone. These microscopic creatures, whose name comes from the German for “slow walker,” and who are sometimes called “water bears,” after their bear-like...
Justin Warner Makes a Salad for the Apocalypse

Justin Warner Makes a Salad for the Apocalypse

My good pal @yeatons made this as a pilot for his very kickass show – HOT PLATES Check out the video here: Copy by Sean Yeaton. Justin Warner may be a Food Network Star now, but he’s been getting the attention of New York’s trendy (if capricious) tastebuds from his...
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SURFING DOGS!

SURFING DOGS!

We all love dogs. But here at The Cute Show, we REALLY love dogs. When you add in the fact that these dogs can surf… well, our cold little VICE hearts just about broke during this shoot. So please enjoy one of the most talent-filled episodes of the Really-Fucking-Cute Show, “Surfing Dogs!” Shot on site...
The Silent Dish - The Tale of the Doomed Green Bank Telescope

The Silent Dish – The Tale of the Doomed Green Bank Telescope

In final installment of Spaced Out: The Silent Dish, Motherboard travels to remote West Virginia to get the scoop on the fate of the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope. Watch Motherboard’s season finale of Spaced Out: The Silent Dish here: Located within the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000...
Nigerian Pygmy Goats!

Nigerian Pygmy Goats!

Rehoboth, Massachusetts is just a hop, skip, and jump away from NYC so we when we heard that our pal’s family farm had just acquired three baby pygmy goats (easily one of the top ten cutest animals of all time), we set out to meet them ASAP. The goats, named Morning, Noon, and Night, were...
Experimental Music with Dan Deacon

Experimental Music with Dan Deacon

Here is the pilot ep for the series I am producing – Experimental Music with Dan Deacon It was 3pm when we got word that Dan Deacon wanted to hang out with Motherboard. We’d just finished shooting giant telescopes in West Virginia (shhh spoilers!) but we knew it would be worth it to make the...
Picnic Table

Picnic Table

Summary : Roe takes a job at a small Insurance Company in a town he has never been to before. As early as his first day he starts to recognize that this town is weighed down by an eerie coating of revenge, denial and delusion. Although an outsider, Roe finds himself tangled up in the...
The Cute Show - Sugargliders!

The Cute Show – Sugargliders!

While tech and “the internet” is totally my jam the role of producer of a certain show has fallen to me. This show is called “THE CUTE SHOW” and it comprises 3 – 5 minutes of #cuteporn. Here is a new episode, to be honest I think the host is wayyyy cuter then the animals...
Daily Truths

Daily Truths

“…as our area of knowledge grows, so does the perimeter of our ignorance.” via @neil degrasse tyson.
Women Who Are Actually Funny - BIG DEAL

Women Who Are Actually Funny – BIG DEAL

It’s not everyday that a link gets sent your way that makes your crack up and shriek like hyena amongst your aggro coworkers, but luckily today was that day. For laughs a-plenty check out this vid. via Laura Willcox / Emily Axford Big Deal from Captain Hippo on Vimeo. For more visit Captain Hippo
Free the Network - Full Vid

Free the Network – Full Vid

I thought it was time to put the whole vid on this site. More videos coming soon!
Free the Network - 30 Minute Documentary about the Battle to Control the Internet

Free the Network – 30 Minute Documentary about the Battle to Control the Internet

The doc that I have been working on since September 20th (3 days into the Occupation) is live!!! Available on MOTHERBOARD & VICE & CNN (excerpt) What a wild ride. Here is the text for the piece: You’re on the Internet. What does that mean? Most likely, it means one of a handful of telecommunications providers is middlemanning your information from...
Free the Network - Trailer

Free the Network – Trailer

For the past 6 months my colleague Brian Anderson and I have been making a film about Technology. Part occupy, part open source, and all Motherboard we are finally about finished with it. Master Editor (Chris O’Coin) whipped up this trailer for us to send out. The film premieres March 22 in NYC. You can read Brian’s...
M.I.A. - Bad Girls (Official Video)

M.I.A. – Bad Girls (Official Video)

While she may have stunk up the #Superbowl with her careless birdflipping this song rocks and hard. Noisey (VICE‘s music channel) premiered the video. THUGGISH JAM & GO.