Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the social implications of technology. Co-creator and former founding executive editor of HotWired, he is the author of several books including Tools for Thought, The Virtual Community, and the influential Smartmobs: The Next Social Revolution, which explores the potential for technology to augment collective intelligence. Together with the Institute for the Future (IFTF) where he is a research fellow, Rheingold has launched an effort to develop a broad-based literacy of cooperation. He is a lecturer at UC Berkeley, and at Stanford University, where he teaches courses in Digital Journalism and Virtual Communities and Social Media.