Rick Karr is a reporter, writer, and documentarian based in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at Purdue University and the London School of Economics. Karr has been reporting for NPR’s news magazines for more than 20 years and for various PBS shows for more than a decade. Much of his work examines the intersection of technology, culture, and law. His PBS documentary Net @ Risk, which made the case that the United States is falling far behind other nations in the race to the wired future, was nominated for several awards. He currently teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a member of the songwriters’ collective Box Set Authentic.