parker higgins dot net

Parker Higgins in sunglasses standing in a forest with a tote bag over his shoulder and a mirrorless camera hanging around his neck. Behind him, a cairn built by Andy Goldsworthy.

Hi, my name is Parker Higgins. I am an artist and activist living in Brooklyn. My work has focused on the interplay between technology, society, and the law, with a focus on copyright, speech, and privacy issues.

From 2017-2022, I worked at the Freedom of the Press Foundation, first as Director of Special Projects and subsequently as Director of Advocacy. From 2011–2017 I worked as an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Since 2020, I have picked up the hobby of constructing crosswords, after first building software to open and solve puzzle files in the terminal. Since then, puzzles I’ve constructed have appeared in the New York Times and many other outlets.

I am a graduate of NYU Gallatin, where I concentrated in Creativity, Freedom of Speech, and Intellectual Property. For a while I lived in Berlin and worked for SoundCloud. I like public transportation systems and their maps, photography, vegetarian food, and good science fiction.