What We Do
Research Director, Technology Horizons
David Pescovitz is co-editor of the popular weblog BoingBoing.net and also editor-at-large for MAKE:, the DIY technology magazine. Pescovitz co-wrote the book Reality Check (HardWired, 1996), based on his long-running futurist column in Wired magazine where he remains a correspondent. He has also written for Scientific American, Popular Science, New York Times, Washington Post, Salon, and New Scientist, among many other publications. In 2002, he won the Foresight Prize in Communication, recognizing excellence in educating the public and research community about nanotechnology and other emerging technologies. Pescovitz holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Electronic Media from the University of Cincinnati and a Master's in Journalism from UC Berkeley.
Pescovitz has also contributed to the Los Angeles Times, IEEE Spectrum, Industry Standard, Spin, MTV Online, Discovery Channel Online, and Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. His writings on technology and culture are featured in the books What Are You Optimistic About? (Harper, 2007), The Happy Mutant Handbook (Riverhead, 1996), and The 'Zine Reader (Holt, 1997). In 1996, Pescovitz created Nrrrd, a critically acclaimed technology and youth culture web site for Turner Entertainment. Pescovitz is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Science and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs and networks including CNN's Sonya Live, NPR, Fox News, ZDTV, and CNET.