Kevin Kelly

Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine

Kevin Kelly a technology visionary who has been reporting on the information technology revolution for the past 20 years. He was the founding Editor of Wired Magazine and is currently their Senior Maverick. In addition he is Editor and Publisher of the Cool Tools website, which gets one million visitors per month and Chairman of the Board of All Species Foundation. Kelly is a founding member of the board of The Long Now Foundation, which is a group of individuals encouraging long-term thinking.

Kevin Kelly

Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine

Kevin Kelly a technology visionary who has been reporting on the information technology revolution for the past 20 years. He was the founding Editor of Wired Magazine and is currently their Senior Maverick. In addition he is Editor and Publisher of the Cool Tools website, which gets one million visitors per month and Chairman of the Board of All Species Foundation. Kelly is a founding member of the board of The Long Now Foundation, which is a group of individuals encouraging long-term thinking.

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Biography

From 1984-1990 he was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers’ Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. He helped launch Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor until 1999. Kevin Kelly has no college or university degrees; however his writing appears in the New York Times, Esquire, The Economist and other periodicals. Among Kelly’s personal involvements is a campaign to make a full inventory of all living species on earth, an effort also known as the Linnaean enterprise. Earlier in life, he was a photographer in remote parts of Asia (instead of going to college), publishing his photographs in national magazines and recently in the photo art book Asia Grace.

Topics

  • The Future of Business and Economics
  • The Network Economy
  • Cyberculture
  • New Technologies
  • The Power of the Internet
  • The Future for Global Businesses

Publications

  • The Inevitable (Forthcoming)
  • Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities (2013)
  • The Silver Cord (2012)
  • What Technology Wants (2010)
  • Top Jobs: How They Are Different and What You Need to Succeed (2009)
  • True Films (2006)
  • Bad Dreams (2003)
  • Cool Tools (2003)
  • Asia Grace (2002)
  • New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
  • Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
  • Bicycle Haiku (1995)

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