ANDREW KEEN, a critic of the contemporary Internet, is known as the contrarian of Web 2.0.
the mid Nineties, Keen founded Audiocafe.com in 1995, and, securing
significant investment from Intel and SAP, established it as one
of the most highly trafficked websites of the late Nineties. As the
Chief Executive of Audiocafe.com, he was
featured and quoted in many newspapers and magazines including Esquire,
The Industry Standard, Business Week, Wired, the Wall Street Journal and The London Guardian.
and bred in theNorth London, Keen
was educated at London University. He was a British Council
Fellow at the University of Sarajevo and a Berkeley-Stanford MacArthur
scholar at UC Berkeley. He has taught at a number of universities,
including Tufts, UMass, Northeastern and UC Berkeley. His academic
interests include contemporary cultural history, political philosophy
and media studies.