My first book, Follow for Now: Interviews with Friends and Heroes, is an anthology of interviews with all kinds of minds. Disinformation named it "among the most important books published in 2007," and Erik Davis called it "a crisp and substantial remix of the major memes of the last decade or so."
I have a little piece in Disinformation's first book, You Are Being Lied To, a compendium of dissent, which also includes essays by Noam Chomsky, Howard Bloom, Douglas Rushkoff, Howard Zinn, Richard Metzger, Alex Burns, and Mark Pesce, among many others.
My main interests are figurative language use and the social impacts of technology. My main goal as a writer is to entertain and as a scientist is to find novelty. I’m more of the former than the latter and more of a fan than a critic.
I'm currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Communication at The University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as a doctoral student in Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. I'm also working on a book called The Medium Picture, which is under contract with Zer0 Books and will be out in the near future. This site is where I think aloud about all of the above. Read on »