Christian is a PhD student in Human-Computer Interaction Design and Complex Systems at Indiana University. His research focuses generally on the design of large systems for collective action, and the business, political and social aspects of those systems.
Some of his recent work has included the study of the formative political implications of online communities, new de-centralized business models, and digitally-facilitated business-consumer co-creation.
In early 2008, Christian founded BigTreetop.com, a web platform for bridging customer interests with local business entrepreneurism to revitalize community marketplaces. It launched into beta in the Summer of 2008.
In early 2009, Christian founded SociaLens.com, an academic/industry research and advisory firm dedicated to empowering large organizations to fully understand and use social media.