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Follow for Now: Interviews with Friends and Heroes is an anthology of forty-three interviews with minds of all kinds. Disinformation named it "among the most important books published in 2007," and Erik Davis called it "a crisp and substantial remix of the major memes of the last decade or so." Spanning over seven years, Follow for Now includes interviews with such luminaries as Bruce Sterling, Douglas Rushkoff, Philip K. Dick, Aesop Rock, Howard Bloom, David X. Cohen, Richard Saul Wurman, N. Katherine Hayles, Manuel De Landa, Shepard Fairey, Steven Johnson, Geert Lovink, Brenda Laurel, and many, many more -- and interviews by John Brockman, Erik Davis, DJ Spooky, and Mark Dery, among others.
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About the Author
I’m an aging BMX/skateboard zine kid. That’s where I learned to turn events and interviews into pages with staples. The pages and staples have long since given way to text-links and scrollbars, but the rest is basically the same. I still ride bikes, and I still skateboard. I do still commit quite a bit to actual pages, too. My main project from 1997 to 2007 was frontwheeldrive.com. With this site, I established myself as what Disinformation called, “One of the Internet’s leading interviewers of subculture and new-science icons.” I was most recently assistant editor of Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky’s edited collection Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Culture and Music (MIT Press, 2008). I hold a master’s degree in Communication Theory from San Diego State University and am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to graduate work, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Science, and spent over twenty years working as a writer, editor, and designer both on- and off-line. I have written about technology, science, music, and culture for everything from glossy national magazines and regional weeklies to hometown newspapers and homegrown ‘zines, and I have consulted for such diverse organizations as Microsoft, Nike, MSN Music, the United States Army, Xbox, and Zero Skateboards. Follow for Now: Interviews with Friends and Heroes (Well-Red Bear, 2007), presumably the reason you’re reading this, is my first book. Disinformation named it one of the most important books published in 2007, and Erik Davis called it “a crisp and substantial remix of the major memes of the last decade or so.” Though my work has been featured on numerous websites, in many magazines, and in a few books, roychristopher.com is now home to most of my writing and thinking aloud. Other interests include disparate sub-genres of unpopular music (mostly Hip-hop), philosophy, media and literary theory, and various other social sciences. I can be found attempting to stay on my skateboard at the local skatepark or parking lot at least two evenings a week. I’m also infinitely intrigued by dinosaurs, dumptrucks, bunny rabbits, and the moon. http://roychristopher.com