Greg Bryant is computer scientist and engineer with four decades experience, including several decades of bleeding-edge product development in silicon valley. He’s currently on the research faculty of the University of Oregon, and battles administrative managerialism as a member of the university senate. He’s also an urban activist. He co-founded two non-profit special-purpose community centers (a school promoting human-powered transport, and an Argentine tango dancehall), and successfully defunded urban renewal in Eugene, Oregon with a ballot measure — which predictably led to a downtown revival. He worked with Christopher Alexander for about ten years, mostly on pedagogical software and media experiments. He edits Rain Magazine, a journal of grassroots community projects.