David Pescovitz is a journalist, researcher, and producer whose work focuses on science, technology, art, music, and media. He is a partner/co-editor at Boing Boing and the co-founder of Ozma Records, "a music label focused on the intersection of science and art to spark the imagination." In 2018 he won a Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for co-producing The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition.
For more than a decade, Pescovitz was a research director at Institute for the Future, a nonprofit thinktank in Silicon Valley. He was also the founding editor-at-large for MAKE:, the DIY technology magazine, and co-wrote the book Reality Check (HardWired, 1996), based on his long-running futurist column in Wired magazine. He has written for Scientific American, Popular Science, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, and New Scientist, among many other publications. He frequently presents to senior leaders at Fortune 500 companies like Intel, Procter & Gamble, Tesco, and Samsung as well as at large conferences about the future of technology, science, and culture.
From 2000 to 2007 Pescovitz was the first ever writer-in-residence at UC Berkeley's College of Engineering. Pescovitz has also contributed to the Los Angeles Times, IEEE Spectrum, Fast Company, MTV, Discovery Channel Online, and Encyclopaedia Britannica. His writings on technology and culture are featured in the books What Are You Optimistic About?: Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better, Dissident Futures, The Happy Mutant Handbook, and The 'Zine Reader.
He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Electronic Media from the University of Cincinnati and a Master's in Journalism from UC Berkeley.
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