Eric Harris-Braun designs and builds software infrastructure for the new economy. He is a co-founder of the MetaCurrency project, which is creating a platform for communities of all scales to design and deploy their own currencies. He works closely with The Collective Intelligence Research Institute a research and development group dedicated to understanding and developing new forms of collective intelligence, where he is the lead developer of the Flowplace. He is a board member at the New Economics Institute, is the co-founder of Glass Bead Software, a provider of peer-to-peer networking applications, and of Harris-Braun Enterprises, a free-lance software development shop, which has created, among other things, complex data-collection web-sites for the health-care industry, an Android application for catch-monitoring for the fishing industry, and which built and operates the Online Writers Workshop. In 1994, he published the Internet Directory, with Fawcett Columbine which sold over 100,000 copies, and which went on to a second edition in 1996 before being made obsolete by Google. Eric received a B.A. in Computer Science from Yale University. Currently he lives in rural New York where he is part of a Quaker Intentional community, plays with his two boys, tends a vineyard and is building a straw-bale house.
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