Welcome...

I'm a Seattle-based freelance writer/journalist originally from North Texas. I'm also a substitute teacher in public education. I write about anything and everything, but usually philosophy tied to current events, science fiction and fantasy, investigative journalism, liberatory mental health, technology, justice ... and a whole lot more besides.

So far in journalism, I'm probably most known for three things. First, reporting on the stories of five federal defendants associated with the hacktivism/transparency movement. Their legal trials, what they revealed, their ideals. Second, turning emails copied out of a private spy firm into standalone stories. These articles centered on the hacked-out documents themselves rather than on the hackers' hair-dos and hoodies, which is fun but as entertainment. Third, I was an expert on said private spy files in the documentary film The Hacker Wars, which on rare occasion somebody recognizes me from, amusingly.

I have three lengthy projects in progress at the moment, but it's bad luck to talk about ongoing work too much. Distracts from, like, the work. Content marketing pays some of my bills, so if you want me to write for you in that capacity — or some other — email me and let's talk.

News

October 27, 2021: I spoke at the University of Washington hacker club Batman's Kitchen. The topic was, more or less, intellectual history for hacktivists. It was an in-person talk simultaneously available virtually over Zoom. The .MP4 Zoom audiovideo file is just under two hours and fifteen minutes long, with Q&A starting at 1:48:12. Here's the powerpoint. The video is also available on my youtube channel. See my related blog post for more information.

2021: Last year I posted to my blog every weekend, or close to it, on diverse topics. Check it out!

Contact

Email: DAL@RISEUP.NET (ask for pgp key or check keyservers if you want encryption)

Snailmail: Douglas Lucas / PO Box 75656 / Seattle WA 98175 / United States

Twitter: @DouglasLucas

Instagram: @omgdouglaslucas