Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: Those interested in the thinkers, authors, scientists, artists, musicians–the people who have shaped and are shaping early twenty-first century culture and thought.
Q: What is the book about?
A: It’s a collection of interviews with minds of all kinds. Spanning nearly a decade, Follow for Now includes interviews with such luminaries as Bruce Sterling, Douglas Rushkoff, DJ Spooky, Philip K. Dick, Aesop Rock, Erik Davis, Howard Bloom, David X. Cohen, Richard Saul Wurman, N. Katherine Hayles, Manuel De Landa, Rudy Rucker, Milemarker, Steve Aylett, Doug Stanhope, Paul Roberts, Shepard Fairey, Tod Swank, dälek, Eric Zimmerman, Steven Johnson, Mark Dery, Geert Lovink, Brenda Laurel, and many, many more.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: My main project from 1997 to 2007 was frontwheeldrive.com, through which I established myself as what Disinformation editor Alex Burns called,“one of the internet’s leading interviewers of subculture and new-science icons.” Scott McCloud described the site as “nicely designed and packed with ideas (a rarity on both counts).” Follow for Now is the best of the interviews from that site. Erik Davis called it “a crisp and substantial remix of the major memes of the last decade or so.”
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: What other books on this topic?
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: Follow for Now is excellent for browsing. Each interview, having been originally conducted for online consumption, is short but in-depth. This makes the book great for reading on the go — or on the toilet.