an internet house

This is a site about finding the time and energy to do work that radically matters. It's also the home base for The Definite Article.  Plus occasional photos of my life in the District.


I’m Justin Jacoby Smith.

Some people call me "hoosteen."

I believe in using the power of data & analytics to build a better world.

I aim to build metric-driven outreach strategies with non-profits, community & labor organizations, and small businesses.This site is where I think out loud about finding the time and energy to do work that radically matters.

I live at the Lamont Street Collective, a cooperative house of artists & activists working to keep forty years of radical community alive. My creative contribution to the house is poetry--my second book, A Soft Asylum,  is now available for purchase & download right here.

From the basement of the LSC, I'm a host and producer on the Voices of the 99% radio network. Vof99's shows aim to empower activists and organizers through the collective exchange of best practices and ideas.

In the last few years I've spent my spare time doing digital strategy & web analytics for organizations & companies like JuBiz Consulting, Wake The Beast and The Parley. Now I'm proud to say that I'm with the Communication Workers of America working to stop the TPP and bring justice to T-Mobile workers

Check out my Projects page to find out more about what I've got ongoing. I'm also on GitHub, if you're interested in seeing the analytics tools I'm building on nights and weekends.

Ultimately all my writing, broadcasting, analytics & coding is about working to organize community power.

If you've got ideas, complaints, or drink tickets, find me via e-mail, a tweet, or Facebook. Here's my Public PGP Keyif you prefer to keep our conversation extra-quiet.