Sean Bonner is an entrepreneur, publisher, activist, artist and enthusiast with deep focus on community independence and distributed (crowd sourced) actions.
In addition to Safecast, he is an Associate Professor at Keio University in Tokyo and sits on the board of CicLAvia. He previously co-founded Coffee Common and the first hackerspace in Los Angeles, Crash Space. In 2014 he became a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow and has been a regular contributor to BoingBoing as well as written editorials for MAKE, Al Jazeera and others. Sean was an Artist In Residence at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, a Hacker In Residence at Sparkfun in Colorado, and an Entrepreneur In Residence at The Groop in Los Angeles. Previously, as co-founder of Bode Media Inc, Sean helped create Metblogs, the first global network of local media sites. He has been profiled in Cool Hunting and Good Magazine.
Prior to all this, Sean helped build the groundbreaking contemporary art gallery sixspace exhibiting artists such as Glen E. Friedman, Shepard Fairey, Space Invader and others. He ran a record label and his own design firm. Way before that he was a dishwasher.