📚I'm a big cheerleader for the Los Angeles Public Library, so when @lapubliclibrary asked to make a video about how I, an author, use the library, I picked out my most modest outfit and took them straight to my local branch (shout out @arroyosecolapl!). Link in bio.
For two years @tri@triforiumproject has been working on ways to revive our favorite piece of public art, a six-story polyphonoptic sculpture in downtown LA called The Triforium. Today we announced #TriforiumFridays, a three-part series of light-and-sound performance activations at the Triforium. Follow @triforiumproject for more info, to learn the lineups as they’re announced, and lend your support to this monumentally visionary artwork.
Taking a break from being a relentless book-tour-promo account with some soothing California vistas
I had so much fun at @techfestival in Copenhagen that I didn’t take any pictures so here’s one of me looking like an absolute goober smiling ear-to-ear between a hundred excited conversations about technology for human beings. (📸 by @teamyacht)
Hej hej! Here’s your friend in full bluetooth-clicker mode talking about computer history at a futurist summit. Thanks for welcoming me to wonderful Stockholm, @meconvention! Onward to Denmark tomorrow.
When you get to pick the photoshoot location & the photographer, you call @jaclyncampanaro and you go to the Bonaventure Hotel for full cyberpunk author realness. New interview for @ssense (with the wonderful @naomihuffman) at the link in my bio.
I’m going back on the road for #broadbandbook in September in a major way. If you live in Stockholm, Copenhagen, SF, DC, or Portland, come say hello! More announcements soon, link in bio, join my mailing list for this & more exclusives, etc.
In April, I brought three women, all "Early True Believers" of the Internet as a cultural medium—Stacy Horn, founder of the social network Echo, @jaimerlevy, pioneering interactive designer, and @marisabowe, editor-in-chief of one of the early Web’s most influential sites—together in front of an audience at the @newmuseum in NYC.
We talked about money, moderation, connection, and creativity in the Wild West of the early Web, and about life along New York's infamous Silicon Alley, where "there was not enough sushi in the world" to sustain all the tech millionaires and their parties.
On working to define the medium that would define a generation, Marisa told me that "it was so pure. It was just a space for pure creativity...It's just impossible to convey how incredibly exciting it was to be someone who is really curious about and fascinated with a medium that you know as much about as anyone in the world. It didn't matter how much money the big media companies had. They didn't have us." ⤵︎
Full panel is online now, thanks to my friends @rhizomedotorg. Link in bio.