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Brad at Lava ButteThe short version is that I’m a writer originally from a small town in northern Appalachia. The longer story is that I earned my master’s from the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2000. While there, I won the Wired magazine “Excellence in Technology Writing” award, and then worked for both Wired and Wired.com.

In 2003, I wrote a book called Dungeons & Dreamers before accepting a job as the producer and senior editor for MIT’s Technology Review Web operation. I’ve been an advisory board member for South by Southwest Interactive for more than a decade, where I’ve hosted its Accelerator program since 2009. I’m also an editor and advisory board member for Carnegie Mellon’s ETC Press.

These days, I’m an assistant professor of journalism at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he’s also the director of the university’s Digital Media Minor.

Mostly, though, I love telling stories. I write, I create podcasts, I tinker with video, I work in the weird space between digital, print, and the real world. You can find my professional information at LinkedIn or About.me, and you can find all the places I exist as an author.

Brad questioning a presenter

On stage as the emcee at the SXSW Accelerator: It’s not as bad as it looks.

Presentations on stage

Bob Metcalfe and I listening to one of the SXSW Accelerator pitches.