Patrick Smyth is a Ph.D. student in English and Digital Fellow at The Graduate Center, CUNY. His thesis project is /Negotiated Access/, an argument on the need for citizen technology to express and preserve community values. Two of Patrick's recent projects include the NEH Impact Index and Eloud, a screen reader written in the Lisp programming language. His public humanities project is Apps for Activists, a set of materials showing activists how to create digital rhetoric using open data. Patrick is a former Fulbright Fellow, and teaches at Queens College.