Hi! I’m Joshua. I’m a technologist, an organizer, an animist, and an artist. I believe the crises we face today are symptoms of deeper wounds and disconnection, individual and collective, which need to be healed. I frequently ask my Self the question “How do I be a good ancestor?” Sometimes I write.
Current Projects
Qntfy – I develop data processing and analytic software with Qntfy to better understand and heal our individual and collective mental health.. I’m interested in the intersection of messaging and analysis in the social media space, how language affects our perception of new ideas, and how folks doing person to person work of taking care of other humans can use social media and data to better support each other.
SunCatcher Greenhouses – I manage strategy, sales and digital for SunCatcher Greenhouses, my family’s passive solar design and consulting business. My family has been involved in energy efficient building design, particularly in the agricultural space, since the late 1970’s. I’ve been involved on and off in passive solar projects and the business since 2001.
Past Projects, Work and Education

Catharsis on the Mall – As a curator, core organizer and board member, I helped bring this 48 hour vigil to the National Mall annually from 2015 – 2020. Featuring art, music, workshops, speakers, a temple burn and thousands of participants, Catharsis heals and transforms ourselves, our culture and our communities through radical direct experience.

The Data Guild – I’ve been doing freelance projects with the Data Guild for a couple of years from 2014-2016. We worked with clients including Fortune 500 companies, startups and non-profits across healthcare, energy efficiency, marketing, fraud detection, and other spaces. I specialize in figuring out how to get the data products we build into the hands of real people who will use them – from the user interaction flow to the actual engineering of integrating with client systems. It’s fun, I learn a lot, and it’s different every time.

I worked at Microsoft for 5 years as a program manager in Windows Telemetry. I owned and managed processing pipelines and analytics that helped developers fix bugs and make better decisions throughout Microsoft and in the Windows ecosystem. We collected and analyzed a variety of data on software usage and reliability.
I did my undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania, where I graduated in 2009 with a degree in Computer Science Engineering, with a healthy dose of business, economics, political science and writing thrown in as well.
DJ under the alias e.yore
Fire spinning and contact staff with DC fire conclave Revolutionary Motion
Organizer and board member with
WERK for Peace
Work with Collective Action for Safe Space to Rethink Masculinity
An organizer and lead fundraiser for Seattle’s POSIWID project, BM 2013
Part of on-site build and operation team for the Icarus art car at Burning Man (’14 and ’16)
Publications and Patents
Fine, Crutchley, Blase, Carroll, Coppersmith: “Assessing population-level symptoms of anxiety, depression, and suicide risk in real time using NLP applied to social media data” [EMNLP 2020]
Carroll, Lee: “A Genetic Algorithm for Segmentation and Information Retrieval of SEC Regulatory Filings” [dg.o 2008]
Knowles, Carroll, Dredze: “Demographer: Extremely Simple Demographics” [EMNLP 2016]
Dredze, Brooks, Carroll et al: “Intelligent Email: Reply and Attachment Prediction” [IUI2008]
United States MS# 334063.01 – “Telemetry File Hash and Conflict Detection”
United States 9,554,523 – “Passive solar greenhouse”
Get in touch
Want to connect, collaborate on a project or talk about art, technology, philosophy or social change? Drop me a line. Right now I am usually in Washington, DC, but I do work all over.
Email: carroll dot joshk at gmail dot com

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