Seth Porges

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Seth Porges is an American science and technology journalist and television commentator. Previously, he worked as a senior editor at Maxim magazine,[1] as an editor at Popular Mechanics magazine, as the technology columnist at Bloomberg News.,[2] and as a writer for TechCrunch[3] He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Porges has appeared as a guest commentator on television networks such as MSNBC,[4] Fox News,[5] G4, Fox Business, and CNBC, as well as the Web shows TechVi [6] and Rocketboom.[7] His writing has appeared in publications such as BusinessWeek, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, and Editor & Publisher.[8] He is also the creator of Cloth, an iOS fashion app that allows users to save, categorize, and share photographs of their outfits.[9]

He is the son of neuroscientists Stephen Porges and C. Sue Carter, and is the subject of a song by musician Wesley Willis.[10] In 2009, he received attention for serving as a test pilot on the maiden voyage of an experimental pulse jet-powered carousel.[11] In 2006, he appeared as a contestant on Cash Cab. In 2011, he led a Twitter campaign that succeeded in causing Chipotle to list the presence of bacon in its pinto beans.[12] That same year, he was named one of The New York Observer's "50 Media Power Bachelors"[13] and one of Stylecaster's "Top 25 IT Kids of 2011".[14]

His work includes regular speaking engagements[15] on topics such as futurism, consumer technology, and the media. He is a noted expert on the history of pinball.[16]