Kevin Kelly has been a participant of, and reporter on, the information technology revolution for more than 30 years. Based in his studio in Pacifica, California, he immerses himself in the long-term trends of technology, tools, new media, and cultural behavior. He writes about the ripple effects and social consequences surrounding the culture of technology. Kelly's most recent works include the graphic novel  "The Silver Cord" (Cool Tools Lab, 2015) and "Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities" (Cool Tools Lab, 2013), a large-format, highly curated guide to the best of technology, tools and resources for modern self-sufficient living, which has already been compared to "The Whole Earth Catalog" of a generation ago. His book, "What Technology Wants" (Viking Adult, 2010), presents a refreshing view of technology as a living force in the world. His next book is called "The Inevitable" (Penguin Random House, 2016), and chronicles how the diverse technological disruptions in our lives in the near future can be understood as inevitable results of a few long-term trends. 

Kelly is currently Senior Maverick at WIRED magazine. He helped launch WIRED in 1993, and served as its executive editor until January 1999. During Kelly’s tenure as editor at WIRED, the magazine won two National Magazine Awards (the industry’s equivalent of two Oscars). He is also currently editor and publisher of the Cool Tools website, which gets 1 million visitors per month. From 1984-1990, Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers’ Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. He authored the best-selling "New Rules for the New Economy" (Penguin Books, 1999), and the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, "Out of Control" (Basic Books, 1995), called “required reading for all executives” by Fortune. In addition, he writes for prominent publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Time, Harpers, Science, GQ, and Esquire. Earlier in life, Kelly was a photographer in remote parts of Asia (instead of going to college), publishing his photographs in national magazines and recently in the photo art book "Asia Grace" (Taschen, 2002).

Cool Tools Lab (February 2015)
Cool Tools Lab (December 2013)
Silver Cord Productions (May 2012)
Viking Penguin (October 2010)
Taschen (September 2002)