My new book, User Zero is out now! It starts by questioning the obvious, a tool as basic as your humble hammer, only to realize things are not as simple as they seem. As we retrace the evolution of our gadgets you’ll notice we’ve gotten a little bit stupider with each iteration. From pinball to pixels, playgrounds to Powerpoints, bicycles to Beetles, Coke bottles to cockpits – I’ll take you on a tour of the invisible side of technology that, I’ll warn you ahead of time, picks fights with some sacred cows.
And at the exact moment where you see where I am heading, right as you realize that something bad is going to happen, that’s the instant I’ll stick you behind the wheel of driverless cars, insert you into the cockpit of falling planes, and place you on the bridge of out-of-control Navy destroyers so that you’ll have a front row seat when tragedy strikes. Buckle up.
Every week I write Letter Zero, an email with my twisted blend of technology critique, storytelling, and ideas for maintaining your creative energy. I want to add you to my distribution list. As a bonus, I will also give you a digital copy of my book, Art of the Living Dead. I look forward to meeting you on the other side of this landing page.
My first book is a guide for maintaining creative integrity in a world hungry to destroy your best work.
I also write a weekly email called Letter Zero. You can browse past editions here.
I have been fortunate to design for some great running technology companies. Here are some case studies documenting my work.