Chris Spannos has had over a decade of experience in self-managed media collectives and also as an activist, organizer, and anti-capitalist. From 1998-2006 he participated in the Redeye collective, heard on Vancouver Co-op radio. In September 2006 he joined Z as full-time staff focusing on ZNet and ZCom web operations. Other media work includes helping out with Z Video productions, being the occasional light and sound tech for local theater works, and also, with others, host weekly public screenings and discussion of political documentaries in his home town, Woods Hole, MA. Chris has worked as a multi-diagnosis social service worker, embroidery machine operator, cook, sailor, and book store clerk. He edited the volume Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press 2008), and is currently editing a book of Michael Albert's debates with co-editor Mandisi Majavu.