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professor | advocate | executive director | artist & curator | communications strategist

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

Technology Ethics, Law, & Politics
 

Higher Education Innovation & Reform
 

Free Speech & Bi-Partisan Coalition Building

Arts Advocacy & Creative PR Solutions

Public Health & Disability Awareness

What Dr. McKain Knows & Does:

What Dr. McKain does:

Technology Ethics,
Law, & Politics

I've spent 20 years building proven bi-partisan solutions

to ensure a just, free, and sane
digital world for everyone.

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.

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

Higher Education
Innovation & Reform

Terrified that technology was tearing our country apart,

I left "liberal" higher ed in 2018 and became a diversity

hire at an evangelical college in downtown Minneapolis.

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.

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Creighton Univ. I North Central Univ.
Univ. of Wisconsin: La Crosse I Indiana Univ. 
NPR's Next Team Challenge I SXSW EDU
 

K-12, COLLEGE, GRAD SCHOOL
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PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS
lawyers/advocates/policymakers

Free Speech & Bi-Partisan
Coalition Building

 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.

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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Companies and Platforms

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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.

Thank you to my clients and partners

who prove that people can still put differences aside and work together to fix this @#$# mess we're in.
 

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