Hi, I'm Ed. I research and create technology for cooperation and social good. I'm also an artist, a hacker/maker, and a neuroscience fan-boy. I'm currently a PhD student at the University of Michigan School of Information.

Before returning to school, I spent several years in Boston as a staff researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media, and in Metro Detroit as a web developer and civic technologist. While I was in Detroit, I co-founded and served on the board for the i3 Detroit hackerspace. I've also worked at places like Apple, CERN, and Zimride (now Lyft).

When I'm not hacking the planet for great justice, I enjoy sci-fi, dancing (swing and blues), knitting, ham radio, bad puns, and hanging out with my cat, Lemon.

I am Edward L. Platt. Here is a list of people named Edward Platt who are not me:
Edward Cuthbert Platt (American actor)
Edward Platt (British author)
Edward Platt (Bassist for Enchant)
Edward W. Platt (my father).