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professor | advocate | executive director I  artist & curator | communication strategist

Aaron McKain, Ph.D., M.S.L.

Technology Ethics, Law, & Politics

Free Speech & Bipartisan Coalition Building

Higher Ed Leadership & Innovation

Arts Advocacy & Creative PR

Public Health

We are at the crisis moment for our country, digital civil rights, free speech principles, and colleges.

Which is why -- in 2018 -- I left liberal higher education and became a diversity hire at a Evangelical college to bring the left and right --and Christians, Muslims, and Jewish-Americans -together to fight against the technology tearing us apart. 

The problem is code and culture.

And if we don't fix it now
-- or keep letting partisan hacks on both sides program in their ideological insanity --
we're all screwed.

 20 Years of Proven Solutions

CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Institute for Digital Humanity


CO-FOUNDER

Commonplace
 


CONSULTS & SPEAKS ON:
Privacy, AI Ethics and Bias,
Disinformation,

the Dangers of Filter Bubbles,
Hate Speech, the First Amendment,
Mental Health

Education Entreprenuer
& Higher Ed Revolutionary

Whether working as a professor, a Director of a School, or a speechwriter for Time Magazine's  "University President of the Year,"  Dr. McKain has spent twenty years revolutionizing his (sometimes not so small) corners of higher education.

Technology Ethics,
Law, & Politics

Twenty years of proven and bi-partisan solutions
for just, free, and sane
digital world for everyone.

Executive Director/Co-Founder
The Institute for Digital Humanity

We Offer a Range of Services to Meet All Types of Needs

OUR SERVICES

Proven plug-and-play free speech curricula and compliances solutions to network diverse students, catalyze constructive civic dialogue and protect faculty.

SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES

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Artists, Curators, and Critics

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SITE MANAGEMENT

...by using the 1st  Amendment and technology ethics as a bridge to bring the left and right -- and Christians, Muslims, and Jewish-Americans -- back together.

And, f**k me, it worked.  Then -- right when we were supposed to go national -- I got shot at.....

I put my money where my mouth is and 

Left liberal higher ed and became a diversity hire at a Evangelical school in 2018 to try to save America...

...by using the 1st  Amendment and technology ethics as a bridge to bring the left and right -- and Christians, Muslims, and Jewish-Americans -- back together.

And, f**k me, it worked. 

Became a diversity hire at a Bible college to bring the left and right together on Digital Ethics and Free Speech.

Everyone thought I was nuts.

Here's the crazy thing: It worked.

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...by using the 1st  Amendment and technology ethics as a bridge to bring the left and right -- and Christians, Muslims, and Jewish-Americans -- back together.

And, f**k me, it worked. 

Became a diversity hire at a Bible college to bring the left and right together on Digital Ethics and Free Speech.

Everyone thought I was nuts.

Here's the crazy thing: It worked.

Left liberal higher ed and became a diversity hire at a Evangelical school in 2018 to try to save America...

...by using the 1st  Amendment and technology ethics as a bridge to bring the left and right -- and Christians, Muslims, and Jewish-Americans -- back together.

And, f**k me, it worked. 

Became a diversity hire at a Bible college to bring the left and right together on Digital Ethics and Free Speech.

Everyone thought I was nuts.

Here's the crazy thing: It worked.

We were digitally divided through acts of willful

informational warfare and encoded stupidity.

Now we are heavily armed,half-crazy, and totally traumatized.

Free speech and civil civic dialogue are essential for the country to survive and heal.

And without them, there really

isn't a country to save.

Empowering Students to Fix The World
(and Protect the First A

Amendment) Since X.
 

First Amendment




 

since 2003.

Executive Director
The Institute for Digital Humanity

Creative Director/Co-Founder

The Institute for Aesthetic Advocacy

Fighting for a just, free, and sane digital future for

since 2003.

since 2003.

Fighting for a just, free, and sane digital future for

since 2003.

since 2003.

Fighting for a just, free, and sane digital future for

Fighting for a just, free, and sane digital future for

since 2003.

working for a just, free, and sane
digital world for everyone
since 2003

Fighting for a just, free, and sane digital future for

since 2003.

Millions are sick.  And silenced.  

Fighting for a just, free, and sane digital future for

since 2003.

Millions are sick.  And silenced.  

Fighting for a just, free, and sane digital future for

since 2003.

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What Dr. McKain does:

Technology Ethics,
Law, & Politics

Twenty years of proven and bi-partisan solutions
for just, free, and sane
digital world for everyone.

Executive Director/Co-Founder
The Institute for Digital Humanity