My central mission for this year is to distill the best of my Cool Tools blog into a huge paper book. The 1,200 best tool reviews garnered from the past 10 years of daily reviews will be curated into a massive 470-page, oversized, all-color catalog of possibilities. The final book will look very much like a color version of the Whole Earth Catalog, which it is descended from. This is a gigantic undertaking. I hope it will be complete in time to be available in stores by the fall. If you have a favorite tool you want me to include, email your rave about it.
Our successfully funded second book of the Silver Cord series is now underway. We have a fantastic team of artists and writers and are on schedule to issue the final graphic novel next year in July 2014.
My latest big-idea book, What Technology Wants (2010), continues to acquire reviews, comments, translations, and discussion. More about the book can be found here.
I don't Tweet much, or stay too current on Facebook, but I am very active on Google +. I try to post at least once a day. You can follow me here.
I am back on the speaking circuit. I refer all invitations to speak to the folks that represent me, Monitor Talent. They can help book me.
The Long Now Foundation (I am a board member) hosts a public seminar each month featuring a talk on long-term thinking. Past speakers include Brian Eno, Neal Stephenson, Jared Diamond, Craig Venter, among the better known, and many other lesser-known but equally talented original thinkers. I often fascilitate questions at the event. They happen approximately once a month at a venue in San Francisco. If you are in the neighborhood, please join us.
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 use by Republican unmavericks.) My most recent published writings are listed here, in chronological order.
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.
On Facebook I am the laughing Kevin Kelly.
I can be contacted by emailing kk at kk dot org.