About Art

Arthur Bushkin is a writer, philanthropist, and social activist. His principal cause is Harnessing the Power of Technology for Social Good, and he actively promotes K-12 Open Educational Services. His latest effort is the Devout Project, which encourages a global conversation about what a World Working Well would look like. Learn more at DevoutPolitics.com.

Since 1999, he has been the CEO of the Stargazer Foundation, focusing on online services for education, communications, and safety and emergency response, as well as on creating sustainable funding for social causes. In the 1990s, he was President of Bell Atlantic Video Services (now Verizon) and led the creation of video-on-demand.

In the 1970s, he led President Carter’s Privacy Initiative, resulting in the passage of the Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978. He was also the principal U.S. representative on information, computer, and communications policy at the OECD and in other international negotiations.

In the 1960s, he was present at the creation of what was to become the Internet, working with and consulting to ARPA in the Defense Department. He studied and taught computer science at MIT, and also taught at Wellesley.

His interests include playing guitar and drums, writing, collecting arts and crafts, and keeping up with the latest technology.