I’m Justin Jacoby Smith.
Some people call me "hoosteen."
I believe in using the power of data & analytics to build the power of the working class.
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 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 the Communications Workers of America, JuBiz Consulting, Wake The Beast and The Parley. Now I'm proud to say that I'm the Digital lead for Democracy Spring, a groundbreaking direct action campaign, 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.