Kevin Kelly has been a participant of, and reporter on, the information technology revolution for more than 30 years. Based in his studio in Pacifica, California, he immerses himself in the long-term trends of technology, tools, new media, and cultural behavior. He writes about the ripple effects and social consequences surrounding the culture of technology. Kevin's most recent large-format book is "Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities" (Cool Tools Lab, December 2013), a highly curated guide to the best of technology, tools and resources for modern self-sufficient living, already compared to The Whole Earth Catalog of a generation ago.  His book "What Technology Wants" (Viking Adult, October 2010) presents a refreshing view of technology as a living force in the world. Kevin Kelly is currently Senior Maverick at WIRED magazine.

He helped launch WIRED in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor until January 1999. During Kelly’s tenure as editor at WIRED , the magazine won two National Magazine Awards (the industry’s equivalent of two Oscars). He is also currently editor and publisher of the Cool Tools website, which gets 1 million visitors per month. From 1984-1990, Kevin was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers’ Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. He authored the best-selling "New Rules for the New Economy" (Penguin Books, October 1999), and the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, "Out of Control" (Basic Books, April 1995), called “required reading for all executives” by Fortune. In addition, he writes for prominent publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Time, Harpers, Science,GQ, and Esquire. Earlier in life, Kevin was a photographer in remote parts of Asia (instead of going to college), publishing his photographs in national magazines and recently in the photo art book "Asia Grace" (Taschen, September 2002).


Viking Penguin (October 2010)


Cool Tools Lab (December 2013)


Cool Tools Lab (February 2015)

Kevin’s Website