Howard is a full-time artist. You can see his art work and latest ponderings on his Patreon page. He is also the author of a dozen books, including Tools for Thought, The Virtual Community, Smart Mobs, Net Smart, and Mind Amplifier. Howard was editor of Whole Earth Review, editor of The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog, founding executive editor of Hotwired, founder of Electric Minds. He has taught courses on Participatory Media and Collective Action and Virtual Community/Social Media at UC Berkeley (2005-2010), Social Media Issues, Digital Journalism, and Social Media Literacies at Stanford (2006-2015). He has written extensively on digital media and learning and social media.