Cincinnati-native, David Pescovitz is co-editor of the popular weblog BoingBoing.net
and a research director with the Institute for the Future. He is also editor-at-large for MAKE: and writer-in-residence for UC Berkeley's College of Engineering. Pescovitz co-wrote the book Reality Check, based on his long-running forecasting column in Wired magazine where he remains a correspondent. He also has contributed to Scientific American, Popular Science, the New York Times, the Washington Post, New Scientist, Business 2.0, and many other publications.
Pescovitz's writing also has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, IEEE Spectrum, Industry Standard, Spin, MTV Online, Interior Design, Discovery Channel Online, FlashArt, Small Times, and Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Pescovitz holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Electronic Media from the University of Cincinnati and a Master's in Journalism from UC Berkeley. His explorations of fringe culture, science and art are featured in the books True Mutations (Pollinator Press, 2007), Else/Where: Mapping (University of Minnesota, 2006), The 'Zine Reader (Holt, 1997), and The Happy Mutant Handbook (Riverhead, 1996).
Pescovitz is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Science and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs and networks including CNN, NPR, Fox News, and CNET.Pescovitz is the keynote speaker at this Thursday's Bold Fusion at the Westin in downtown Cincinnati.