New York, NY
Singularity & Co Bookstore
18 Bridge Street, #1G Brooklyn, NY 11201
Science Club, 1136 19th St NW Washington, DC
San Francisco, CA
Speech, Q&A, signing
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S. McClintock Drive Tempe, AZ 85283
Town Hall (partnered with University Book Store and Seattle Science Lectures)
1119 8th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
3251 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60657
Georgia Center for the Book (partnered with Atlanta Science Tavern)
DeKalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore St. Decatur, GA 30030
San Francisco, CA
866 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110
1816 Euclid Ave. Berkeley, CA
Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
Week of July 1st (dates TBA)
Over and Done
- 06.20.2012 / Nerd Nite, San Francisco, CA. Gave a talk called “How to Build a Death-proof City.”
- 04.21.2010 / Dorkbot, San Francisco, CA. Giving a talk called “Four Arguments Against Immortality.”
- 05.27-31.2010 / WisCon, Madison, WI.
- 10.25-27.2010 / Denison University, Granville, Ohio. Invited lecture. 04.02.2010 / WonderCon, San Francisco, CA. Spoke on a panel about indie science fiction film.
- 03.14.2010 / South By Southwest Interactive Conference, Austin, TX. Spoke on a panel called “The Right To Delete,” about controlling your data online.
- 03.10.2010 / Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. Invited lecture in the Reality Hackers series.
- 12.13.2009 / Mechanics Institute, San Francisco, CA. Spoke on a panel called “Is The Book Dead?” You can see video from it here.
- 07.10-12.2009 / Science FOO Camp, Google Campus, Mountain View
- 05.22-26.2009 / Wiscon, Madison, Wisconsin. Spoke on two panels.
- 04.03.2009 / Invited lecture at UC Santa Cruz Social Fiction Conference, on recent trends in social science fiction.
- 02.16-20.2009 / Keynote at Webstock, New Zealand’s premiere web conference.
- 07.11-13.2008 / FOO Camp, Sebastapol, CA.
- 07.24.2008 / Moderated a panel on “Science Fiction That Will Change Your Life” at San Diego Comic-Con, 2-3 PM, San Diego, CA.
- 10.25.2008 / Speaking on a panel at the National Association of Science Writers Annual Meeting, Palo Alto, CA.
- 04.24.2008 / Gave an invited presentation called “User-Generated Censorship,” at Web 2.0 Expo, San Francisco, CA.
- 03.13-17.2008 / Moderated a panel called “Social Network Coups: The Users are Revolting!” at South by Southwest Interactive, Austin, TX.
- 02.14-18.2008 / Spoke on a panel about women in technology and science at the annual meeting of the AAAS, Boston.
- 01.26.2008 / Co-organized Technology in Wartime, a CPSR-sponsored conference on the social impact of the ways technology is used during and after war, at Stanford University.
- 10.07.2007 / Paper on “A Futurist’s History of Sexual Technology” at Arse Electronika, a conference on pornography and technical innovation, San Francisco.
- 07.27-28.2007 / Keynote panel at Blogher, the world’s premiere conference on women and the Web. Chicago, IL.
- 07.20.2007 / Spoke on the Google campus about She’s Such a Geek, 1 PM.
- 05.15.2007 / Addressed Tech Writers Club about reporting on virtual worlds, 7:30 PM, Il Pirata, San Francisco.
- 05.25-28.2007 / Spoke at feminist science fiction convention WisCon.
- 03.11.2007 / Spoke on two panels at South By Southwest Interactive: “Open Source for Non-developers,” and “Self-Marketing for the Freelance Web Geek.”
- 02.19.2007 / Spoke in a symposium called “Miscommunications, Misunderstandings, and Mistakes: Gender, Science and the Press” at the AAAS Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
- 12.2006 / Keynote on women in technology at Chaos Communication Congress, Berlin. You can watch it here!
- 11.14.2006 / RADAR Reading Series at the San Francisco Public Library, 6 PM.
- 10.14.2006 / LitQuake’s annual Lit Crawl, Modern Times Bookstore, 7:15 PM.
- 08.25-27.2006 / Spoke about fan culture and social networks at Foo Camp, Sebastapol, CA.
- 07.27.2006 / Book release party and reading for Pretend We’re Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture. City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco. 7 PM. FREE!
- 05.27.2006 / Keynote speaker at Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights conference. Stanford University Law School, Stanford, California.
- 11.10.2005 / Presentation at Harvard University called “Revenge of the Female Nerds.” It’s about how female geeks are fighting media and industry stereotypes of women as non-technical and incapable of scientific achievement. Sponsored by the Journal of Law and Technology. Pound 100, Harvard University, 8 PM. Free!
- 11.03.2005 / Presentation at Stanford University on hacker culture and free speech. Building 380, room 380C (lower level) on the Stanford campus, Palo Alto. 4:15 PM. Free!
- 10.15.2005 / LitQuake reading for "http://www.believermag.com/">The Believer. Adobe Bookstore, 3166 16th St., San Francisco. 5:00 – 6:15. Free!
- 09.28.2005 / Reading for the anthology Best Sex Writing 2005, edited by Violet Blue. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., San Francisco, 7:30 PM. Free!
- 09.24.2005 / MC at Webzine 2005, a conference about independent publishing online.
- 09.02-05.2005 / Invited guest at the nation’s premiere science fiction convention DragonCon. I’ll be doing several presentations, so check the schedule for my name.
- 07.29-31.2005 / Spoke about obscenity law and the Internet at DefCon, the annual hacker convention in Las Vegas.
- 04.28.2005 / Spoke at the NeoFiles Public Forum on “changes over the next 10-30 years”, Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA. 7:30 PM. $10 at the door.
- 04.12-15.2005 / Spoke at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference in Seattle, WA.
- 03.14-17.2005 / Speaking at O’Reilly’s infamous Emerging Technology conference in San Diego.
- 11.13.2004 / Reading at Writers with Drinks. At The Make-Out Room,
3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.
- 11.09.2004 / Spoke on a panel about policy issues at the Federal Trade Commission’s “Email Authentication Summit”
- 07.30.2004 – 08.01.2004 / Spoke at haXOr fest Defcon.
- 07.15.2004 / Told a story at the Porchlight anniversary reading, at the Swedish American Hall, upstairs from Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market St., SF, 8:00 PM.
- 07.09.2004 – 07.11.2004 / Spoke at the HOPE conference in New York City.
- 05.29.2004 – 05.31.2004 / I was a guest at BayCon, the Bay Area’s finest science fiction convention.
- 05.27.2004 / I read at GenderEnders at Femina Potens, 465 S. Van Ness. 8:30 PM.
- 05.26.2004 / I told a story about why comptuers are sexy at the world-famous storytelling series
Porchlight, at Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market St., SF, 8:00 PM. $10 at the door.
- 04.26.2004 / Lit at the Canvas, Canvas Cafe, 1200 9th Ave., S.F. Reading about robots.
- 01.16.2004 / I was a guest at Boston’s awesome science fiction convention Arisia!
- 12.06.2003 / Hope you saw me read at Writers With Drinks.
- 09.04.2003 / Laura Flanders Show on Working Assets Radio (NPR). Laura interviewed me about sex, technology and movies.
- 05.11.2003 / Born to be Bad: Trash Cinema Conference
I was the respondent on a panel about “trash collection and culture,” which is all about how to appreciate, preserve and disseminate Z-grade media. 1:30 PM, 220 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley.
- 05.07.2003 / CNN Headline News. I was interviewed about my research into privacy policies on campus computer
networks. You can’t download the TV clip right now, but you can see the CNN write-up
- 04.24.2003 / Digital Democracy Public Lecture Series, University of San Francisco. I’ll be giving a lecture called “Where Have All the Hackers Gone?” The question is whether crackdowns on cyber-freedoms coupled with the tech bust destroyed the geek community, or just made it stronger. Come find out. 7:30 PM, 250 McLaren, University of San Francisco.
- 02.25.2003 / other magazine release party!
Come out to see the glory that is issue #1 of other magazine! Readings by yours truly, along with other contributors, the music of Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives, and a fabulous drag king performance! Zeitgeist Gallery, 1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA. Doors at 9 PM. $5.
- 11.22.2002 / Writers With Drinks
I read rants about technology and science at this infamous spoken word variety show. The Lizard Lounge, 1667 Mass Ave., Cambridge MA. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Doors open at 6:30. $3-5 sliding scale.
- 08.09.2002 / Farewell to San Francisco Party and Benefit for Other magazine. Yup, I’m heading out of town for 10 months to be a research fellow at MIT. Come say goodbye and donate a pittance ($4-$10) to my latest publishing project, Other magazine. This event will feature clown strippers, DJ Joel Schalit (from the Elders of Zion), lesbian bedtime stories with Michelle Tea, Carol Queen, and Shar Rednour, plus a special showing of kittypr0n. More surprises, too! Jon Sims Center for the Arts, 1519 Mission St., San Francisco. 9:00-1:00 AM.
- 06.15.2002 / Writers With Drinks performance series. I ranted about technology and fascism. Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco.
- 06.07.2002 / Irrational Exuberance performance series. I talked about monster movies and capitalism. 848 Divisadero, San Francisco.
- February 23, 2002 / At the ungodly hour of 9:00 AM, I gave a talk on “Geek Sex” at UC Berkeley’s Queer All Directions conference.
- January 30, 2002 / I was part of a panel called Open Data/Open Source at the O’Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference.
- Nov. 18, 2001 / The irrepressible Dr. Brown and I gave a lecture about one of the most shocking subgenres in Japanese animation: Tentacle Porn. This was part of the Bay Area’s illustrious Tentacle Sessions, sponsored by Laughing Squid in San Francisco.
- October 25, 2001 / I spoke about digital journalism and anti-terrorist legislation as part of the Independent Press Association panel called “The Role of Independent Press During Wartime.”
- September 27 & 28 2001 / Special lunchtime sessions at Seybold San Francisco. The session on the 27th was called “Why the Web Still Sucks,” and on the 28th I talked about how the web publishing industry is “Learning from Porn.”
- In June 2001, I read at Michelle Tea’s Virgin Reading at the Lexington Bar in San Francisco. Too bad you missed it!
- Profile and interview on SiliconSalley.com from Februrary 2001.
- MIT Forum: Public Intellectuals of the Internet Generation
This was part of a series of lectures at the Massachusettes Institute of Technology.
I spoke on Sept. 21, 2000.
- More Haunted Houses, on A&E.
I talked about the Winchester Mystery House, a ghostly reminder of dead industry that haunts the Silicon Valley. The show aired March 14, 1999.
- The Net Cafe, syndicated on PBS.
I was interviewed about literature on the web. This show was aired the week of January 8, 1999.
- A Higher Education, on PBS TV affiliate KCSM
I was part of a discussion about “whiteness studies” on May 6, 1998.
- During 1998, after the release of my book White Trash (co-edited with Matt Wray), I was also interviewed about race and popular culture for BBC Radio, CNN television, CBC Radio, and several major city newspapers.