David Tafler lives and works in Allentown, Pennsylvania, but since 1997 has been working with the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people in central Australia, studying the most recent evolution of their 50,000 year old culture in the electronic age. He is the founder and web administrator for the PY Media supported web environment, and associate professor of the Department of Media and Communication at Muhlenberg College.

David’s commitment to the Board of Ethos means he still gets to visit the desert every year in exchange for his pragmatic, academic observations of the organisations influence and impact on remote media and communications.