UC Berkeley, Stanford
Noted author and commentator Howard Rheingold has
a proven record of accurate technology and social
forecasting over two decades of syndicated columns,
bestselling books, and pioneering online enterprises. Now he's
on to the next and biggest thing: the marriage of mobile phone,
PC, and wireless Internet that is changing the way we meet, mate,
entertain, govern, and conduct business.
futurist, Rheingold was founding Executive Editor of Hotwired, the first
commercial webzine where the web-based discussion forum and the online
banner ad were invented. He is the recipient of a 2008 MacArthur Knowledge-Networking
Grant through the Foundation's Digital Media and Learning Competition.
Rheingold has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, ABC Primetime
Live, CNN, CBS News, NBC News, Macneill-Lehrer Report, NPR’s Fresh
Air and Marketplace. He has keynoted in a dozen countries and lectured
at Harvard, MIT, Oxford, and Stanford.
His book Smart Mobs, named one
of the “Big Ideas books of 2002” by The New York Times,
chronicles the new forms of collective action and cooperation made possible
by mobile communications, pervasive computing, and the Internet.