Brad King — Writer, Editor, & Content Designer
The short version is that I’m a writer originally from a small town in northern Appalachia. The longer story is:
- In 1999 — a year into graduate school — I began working for Wired.
- In 2000, I earned my master’s from the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
- That same year, I accepted a position as a reporter and multimedia editor at Wired.com.
- In 2003, I co-authored a book called Dungeons & Dreamers: A story of how computer games created a global culture.
- In 2004, I accepted the position of producer and senior editor for MIT’s Technology Review Web operation.
- I 2006, I became an assistant professor at Northern Kentucky University where I ran its Media Informatics program.
- In 2009, I accepted a position at Ball State University, where I was an associate professor of journalism and was the co-founder + co-director of the university’s Center for Emerging Media Design + Development.
- In 2017, I accepted the position of Editor + Director of Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) Press, which is one of two university presses at CMU. Before I took this job in 2017, I served as an advisory board member and an editor for nine years.
- That same year, I edited my first ETC Press book, Frankenstein’s Legacy: Four Conversations about Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and the Modern World.
- PEN America (2017 – )
- The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (2016 – )
- South by Southwest Interactive Programming Board (2002 – )
- SXSW Start Up Accelerator Host and Judge 2009-2015
Previous Advisory Board Work
- F+W’s StoryWorld Conference
- Carmel Arts Council
- Indiana Writers Center
Other Writing Things
In 2013, I raised $11,000 on Kickstarter to write So Far Appalachia: A Story of Family, a Forgotten People, and Rural America, a memoir of my family’s life in Appalachia. I finished the book in 2017. (It’ll be out soon-ish!)
I run The Geeky Press, a writers collective. I’ve edited, or worked as an editor, on the publishing projects we’ve run: Bad Jobs & Bullshit: It’s Unlikely We Will Be Missed (2016), Dear America: Reflections about Race (2017), and HoosierLit Vol. 1 + 2 (2017) literary magazine.