I have just completed writing my next book. It is called "What Technology Wants," and will be published by Viking/Penguin in October 2010. As I worked on the book I posted my thoughts in-progress on The Technium. Writing in public is more work, but it makes the book better.When I was on deadline, I drastically cut down on travels and speaking. I will be traveling more in the fall of 2010. I am represented by Monitor Talent. This year I am dedicating myself to exploring e-books. I hope to issue an e-book version of all my earlier books and a few new books as well.
In addition to The Technium I post to 9 other blogs, detailed below. All these bits are consolidated into one uber-blog I call my Lifestream. Anything that I write on any blog will be posted in this stream. (Anything written by other authors on my blogs will not be posted here.) This is an easy way to keep up with what I am working on, thinking about, conjuring with.
My blog postings:
Cool Tools – One new tool recommendation per day
Current Trends – Occasional cultural and technological trends
Street Use – Visual glimpses of how people actually use technology
True Films – Rave reviews of must-see documentaries and non-fiction films
The Quantified Self – Self-monitoring methods for self-knowledge
Asia Grace – My on-going love affair with Asia
Geek Dad – Summaries of projects completed by nerdy dads
Long Views – Reports on efforts to encourage long-term thinking
Kevin Kelly – Recent writings, appearances, presentations, mentions, interviews, and sightings
The Long Now Foundation (I am a board member) hosts a public seminar each month feature a talk on long-term thinking. Past speakers include Brian Eno, Paul Hawken, Jared Diamond, Craig Venter, among the better known, and many other equally talented original thinkers. I co-host the evening with Stewart Brand. They happen approximately every second Friday of the month at a venue in San Francisco, often Fort Mason. If you are in the neighborhood, please join us. The talks are free.
One of our Long Now projects is Long Bets, a forum for making long-term bets about the future. The intent is to foster accountability in our predictions; when you are wrong it should hurt. Recently a few high-profile bets have been won and made.
I remain the Senior Maverick for Wired, a magazine I helped co-found a decade ago. (My use of that title predated the cooption by the Republican party last year.) My most recent published writings are listed here, in chronological order.
A couple of years ago I was granted my 15 seconds of second-hand Hollywood fame. This short edited video clip from The Matrix Revisited (the making of the Matrix) has Keanu Reeves recounting how each actor had to read my book Out of Control (and 2 other books) before they could open the original script. There is a series of interviews with me on the "The Roots of the Matrix: Hard Science" disk in the 10-disk DVD Ultimate Matrix Collection series.
I work in a sunny studio in Pacifica, California, along the coast in the San Francisco Bay Area.
My handle on Twitter is kevin2kelly but I am not actively twittering right now. I may in the future.
I can be contacted by emailing kk at kk dot org.