DAVID PESCOVITZ ([email protected]) is the co-editor of the popular weblog BoingBoing.net and a research affiliate with the Institute for the Future. He is also editor-at-large for MAKE: Magazine and writer-in-residence for UC Berkeley's College of Engineering and the Berkeley Sciences. Pescovitz co-wrote the book Reality Check, based on his long-running futurist column in Wired magazine where he is still a contributing writer. He has also written for Scientific American, Popular Science, Business 2.0, the New York Times, the Washington Post,Salon, and New Scientist, among many other publications. In 2002, he won the Foresight Prize in Communication, recognizing excellence in educating the public and research community about nanotechnology and other emerging technologies. Pescovitz holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Electronic Media from the University of Cincinnati and a Master's in Journalism from UC Berkeley.
Pescovitz's writing also has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, IEEE Spectrum, Industry Standard, Salon, Spin, MTV Online, Interior Design, Discovery Channel Online, FlashArt, Small Times, and Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. His explorations of fringe culture are featured in theHappy Mutant Handbook (Riverhead, 1996) and The 'Zine Reader (Holt, 1997). In 1996, Pescovitz created Nrrrd, a critically acclaimed technology and youth culture Web site for Turner Entertainment. Pescovitz is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Science and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs and networks including CNN's Sonya Live, NPR, Fox News, ZDTV, and CNET.