Alexis Madrigal

Thursday, February 28, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Independent Matters:
Youth Culture and Social Media

Alexis Madrigal is a senior editor for The Atlantic where he launched the new Techology Channel, serving as lead writer and host. Madrigal is co-creator of Longshot magazine, a publication created in 48 hours using new Internet tools and collaborative content submitted by hundreds of people via the Internet. The magazine won the 2010 Knight-Batten Award for innovation.

Author of the new book Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology, Madrigal uses the book’s ongoing project site to recover amazing stories of green technological experimentation from the past and explain why these stories matter — how we got where we are and what’s possible in the future.

Formerly, Madrigal covered science and technology for, where he was a major contributor to its blog Wired Science. His article “Telegraphs Ran on Electric Air in Crazy 1859 Magnetic Storm” is included in The Best Technology Writing 2010. He is the leading authority on lost history in America — why certain innovations have been forgotten, what we can learn from them, and how that history can help us build a greener future. [From Conference Site]



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