I’m Justin Jacoby Smith.
Some people call me "hoosteen."
I believe in using the power of data & analytics to build the power of everyday people--especially working class people.
To that end, I build metric-driven outreach strategies with community groups & labor organizations. This site is where I think out loud about finding the time and energy to do work that radically matters.
I live at the Love & Solidarity 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, was once 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 the Communications Workers of America, JuBiz Consulting, Wake The Beast and The Parley. For the last 18 months I've been the digital lead for Democracy Spring, a groundbreaking civil resistance organization, driving online-to-offline action to get money out of politics.
Ultimately all my writing, broadcasting, analytics & coding is about working to organize community power.