Author Profiles


Meet the col­lab­o­ra­tors on the 72-hour book project

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Ed Finn is the found­ing direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Sci­ence and the Imag­i­na­tion at Ari­zona State Uni­ver­sity, where he is an assis­tant pro­fes­sor with a joint appoint­ment in the School of Arts, Media and Engi­neer­ing and the Depart­ment of Eng­lish. Ed’s research and teach­ing explore dig­i­tal nar­ra­tives, con­tem­po­rary cul­ture and the inter­sec­tion of the human­i­ties, arts and sci­ences. He com­pleted his PhD in Eng­lish and Amer­i­can lit­er­a­ture at Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity in 2011.

Jane Friedman

Jane Fried­man, Web Edi­tor for the Vir­ginia Quar­terly Review, based at the Uni­ver­sity of Vir­ginia, where she also teaches dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing and online writ­ing. For­mer pub­lisher of Writer’s Digest. Her newest dig­i­tal media ini­tia­tive is Scratch Mag­a­zine, a quar­terly mag­a­zine all about the inter­sec­tion of writ­ing and money.

Dan Gillmor

Dan Gill­mor, author and pro­fes­sor at Ari­zona State University’s Wal­ter Cronkite School of Jour­nal­ism and Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tion; reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to The Guardian and Medi­ac­tive.

Brian David Johnson

Brian David John­son, Futur­ist at Intel Cor­po­ra­tion and author of non­fic­tion, short sto­ries and nov­els, includ­ing Vin­tage Tomor­rows; Sci­ence Fic­tion Pro­to­typ­ing: Design­ing the Future with Sci­ence Fic­tion; Screen Future: The Future of Enter­tain­ment Com­put­ing and the Devices We Love; Fake Plas­tic Love; and Neb­u­lous Mech­a­nisms: The Dr. Simon Egerton Sto­ries.

Lee Konstantinou

Lee Kon­stan­ti­nou, Nov­el­ist; Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Eng­lish at the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land; Asso­ciate Edi­tor for Fic­tion and Crit­i­cism, Los Ange­les Review of Books. Lee wrote the novel Pop Apoc­a­lypse: A Pos­si­ble Satire (Harper­Collins, 2009) and co-edited The Legacy of David Fos­ter Wal­lace (Uni­ver­sity of Iowa, 2012) with Samuel Cohen.

Charles Stross

Charles Stross, Sci­ence fic­tion writer and con­trib­u­tor to For­eign Pol­icy mag­a­zine. The author of six Hugo-nominated nov­els and win­ner of the 2005 and 2010 Hugo awards for best novella, he has won numer­ous other awards and his work has been trans­lated into at least 12 other lan­guages.


Corey Press­man taught anthro­pol­ogy for 12 years before found­ing Exprima Media, a soft­ware design and devel­op­ment com­pany that part­ners with con­tent providers to envi­sion, design and develop com­pelling and effec­tive inter­ac­tive expe­ri­ences. Corey deliv­ers pre­sen­ta­tions on a vari­ety of top­ics includ­ing the future of pub­lish­ing, inter­ac­tion design and global mobile ini­tia­tives.

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