is a pioneer in digital intimacy. He has spent the last five
years stretching the potential of the Internet. Not the boring
technical stuff, but the emotional and cultural potential
of a system that connects every person on the planet.
Halcyon's views on the Net and online intimacy have been
seen in the New York Times, Talk Magazine, USA Today,
TechTV, TalkTV (Canada), and countless online publications.
He is the subject of an upcoming MTV documentary titled,
"Naked on The Net." (3
His online soul searching through his personal site, CockyBastard.com,
earned him the Webby Award for "Best Personal
Website" in 2000. (Where Sam Donaldson said
on air, "Get a load of this guy…he loves himself! What
Founded the 130,000 member webcam community, CitizenX,
where people can go to chat casually after work, or meet
for specific virtual events like "Virtual Grace" on Thanksgiving.
Most recently, there was a Support Group video chatroom
set up after the 9-11 attacks for people world-wide to
share and comfort one another. [citizenX.com]
Created "HugNation." A web-based gathering for a weekly
world-wide virtual Hug. People hug themselves or someone
next to them (preferably in front of a webcam). It is
an experiment in virtual places. There is no physical
location shared…but the Internet allows thousands to share
the same psychological space at the same time. [www.hugnation.com]
He created "Globalgasm." Which is like HugNation, but
for grownups. A monthly online gathering for couples and
singles to share a digital sexual experience. Not necessarily
a graphic display, more of a shared mindset and focus.
Lives in and runs a 24-7 experimental webcam house. 24
streaming video cameras (with sound) record every room
in his home and put them live on the Net. (Yes… bathrooms
and bedrooms, too). [www.TheRealHouse.com]
Hosts a weekly interactive webcam/Radio Show, "Feel The
Love" at [radio.cockybastard.com]
the Keynote Address, "Digital Intimacy" at the University
of New Mexico's Southwest Symposium.
Hosts the annual South by Southwest (SXSW)
web award show in Austin.
in "Design For Community" by Derek Powazek. (published
by New Riders)
TV pilot of "Hot Tub Television."
one of the first to show the collective power of internet
community when he stood up to Corporate America. (Fruit
of the Loom served him with a cease and desist in 1996.
Halcyon rallied the online community, fought the lawsuit,
and Fruit of the Loom backed down. "Freedom of Speech
doesn't end at an elastic Waistband!")