Plain Great Productions

Andrea Peterson is a storyteller.

      • An award-winning writer and independent journalist with extensive experience reporting on digital culture, privacy, and technology policy. Right now, I'm writing a weekly newsletter about (sometimes weird) things and why I like them called Plain Great Stuff. Previously, I dug into how industry's undue influence at the Federal Communications Commission is leaving us all at risk and broke news about Amazon pitching its real-time facial recognition technology to ICE as an investigator at the Project on Government Oversight. And before that, I spent years covering technology policy for the Washington Post, earning frontpage bylines and breaking news from the Snowden cache about how the government uses commercial tracking networks to fuel cyber-intelligence actions, among approximately a gazillion other things. My byline has also appeared in Politico, Protocol, Ars Technica, The Daily Beast, Slate, and other outlets.
      • A speaker with experience moderating or speaking at national conferences including State of the Net and Access Now's Data Privacy Summit, in academic settings, and as a panelist at pop culture events like Awesome Con. An expert with appearances on local and national television such as C-SPAN and MSNBC as well as nationally distributed radio shows such as Science Friday, On Point, and PRI's The World.
      • The creator of interesting things, from a card game based on 500 year-old woodcuts of dancing skeletons to portraits of failed revolutionaries growing with living moss. A visual and performing artist actively exhibiting in Washington, DC and the frontwoman/songwriter of feminist folk band MidMountain. A podcaster: the voice behind "Murder, She Sang," a feminist audiozine reclaiming the true stories behind America's murder ballads.
      • A community-builder: the organizer behind Room For More, a movement of local musicians banding together for migrant families, starting with a five show festival in September 2019 raising funds for Immigrant Families Together and featuring more than a dozen musical acts in Washington, DC.

Want to bring me to your university, conference, or event? Contact plaingreatproductions@gmail.com for booking. Find me mostly on Twitter or Instagram.

John Brown Rorschach, Andrea Peterson. (2019)