Science and Technology
UC Santa Barbara
Brian Merchant is a writer, editor, and producer based in Los Angeles. He writes about technology, and artificial intelligence and automation. His first book,“The One Device” was described in the New York Times as “A stunning book. You will never look at your iPhone the same way again.”
Merchant wrote for TreeHugger from 2008 to 2012 and his work has also appeared in the LA Times, the Guardian, Slate, VICE Magazine, Fast Company, Fortune, Motherboard and Gizmodo. He is currently the senior books editor for OneZero, Medium’s tech publication. He also runs Terraform at VICE, an online fiction site. He once spent a month living on nothing but Soylent and says “Today, I spend most of his time investigating the myriad ways humanity is attempting to survive itself.”
BA in English and Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara.
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