Paul B. Hartzog, one of the coiners of the word “panarchy,” is an independent scholar and hacker, currently teaching at the University of Michigan’s School of Information. Recipient of an NSF IGERT to study complex systems, he has a master’s in Globalization and Environmental Politics from the University of Utah, and a master’s in Political Theory from the University of Michigan. His work on panarchy hybridizes political philosophy/ economy, network culture, complex systems, and critical social theory. His work online ranges from “Panarchy and the Wiki cation of Politics” to an important conversation with Trebor Scholz, “Toward a Critique of the Social Web.” In addition to articulating emerging dynamics, Paul also is a cofounder of the Forward Foundation a consulting group that develops open-source infrastructure for collaboration and sharing. His clients include Howard Rheingold, Stanford University, and the Institute for the Future. He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and two sons.