Founding executive editor of Wired magazine, conservationist and keynote speaker, Kevin Kelly has been a participant of, and reporter on, the information technology revolution for the past 20 years. Kevin immerses himself in the long-term trends of technology, tools, new media, and cultural behaviour, discussing the ripple effects and social consequences.
Founding executive editor of Wired magazine, conservationist and keynote speaker, Kevin Kelly is a world leading specialist on the information technology revolution.
Kevin has participated in, and reported on, the information technology revolution for several decades. Based in his studio in Pacifica, California, he immerses himself in the long-term trends of technology, tools, new media, and cultural behaviour. He writes about the ripple effects and social consequences surrounding the culture of technology.
Kevin was part of the team that launch Wired in 1993 and is now a Senior Maverick for them. During his time at the magazine it won two National Magazine Awards (the industry’s equivalent of The Oscars). He currently edits and publishes the Cool Tools website, which he set up as his children started leaving home and he wanted to equip them to face the world.
In 1984 Kevin published and edited the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the on-going Hackers’ Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service, as well as co-founding the All Species Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at cataloguing and identifying every living species on earth.
He has written numerous books, many of which achieved bestseller status. He has also written for all the major international magazines and newspapers including Time; The Economist; GQ and The Wall Street Journal.
An expert in all things digital and on the changing state of the environment, Kevin is the perfect speaker for a plethora of events.