Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is a research director at Institute for the Future, and is the founder of the technology and culture website Boing Boing. He was the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine and Wired.com. He designed Billy Idol’s CD covers and has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Popular Science, Business Week, The Hollywood Reporter, Wired, and other national publications. A popular public speaker, he has appeared on national radio and television shows to talk about technology and culture, including The Martha Stewart Show and The Colbert Report (twice). He produced IFTF’s explainer video about the blockchain, which has had 2.2 million views to date. He’s the author of nine books, including: The Computer: An Illustrated History. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and worked as a development engineer in the disk drive sector for five years.