Craig Lyle Simon, Ph.D.

For many years I was a self-employed database application specialist, but now I work full time for a giant corporation, focused on application performance (making things go faster).

I have Ph.D. in International Studies. I’ve written a lot about Internet History and the implications of the Hypermedia revolution. I’ve also thought quite a bit about what students and practitioners in the field of International Relations can learn from recent research in the field of Evolutionary Psychology.

I’m a big reader and a long time flying disc freestyler.

The Indaba Application Network (IAN) project is my long-term project, directly inspired by my Ph.D. where I was introduced to the virtues of ranked choice voting as a tool for collaborative thinking and interactive crowdsourcing. IAN’s mission is “To build better tools for better democracies.”