Where’s your headshot?

Increasingly, I’ve become uncomfortable with the idea that modern white-collar work requires distribution of personal identity over the Internet — in particular, headshots. As a part of my long-running personal privacy experiment, I decided a few years ago to stop distributing headshots via public social media or professional venues. With the advent of widely accessible AI (specifically image generation), I’ve doubled down.

There are still a few old headshots of me lingering around the Internet. I would prefer that you not use them (should you need a depiction of me), and instead use the following cartoon depiction drawn by my talented friend, Hershel Carbajal-Rodriguez.