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Michael Chorost

Author, Writer, Speaker


Michael Chorost, PhD, is a freelance writer and speaker. His first book, Rebuilt, was a memoir of going deaf and getting a cochlear implant. It won the PEN/USA Award for Creative Nonfiction in 2006 and was applauded by the L.A. Times as “the first cyborg memoir.” His second book, World Wide Mind, examines technologies for studying conscious experience and suggests how they could be used to communicate emotions collectively in a nascent World Wide Mind.

He co-edited Educating Learning Technology Designers (Routledge, 2009) and has written forWired, New Scientist, Technology Review, Astronomy Now, Slate, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. He has given almost 150 lectures in the U.S. and in Canada, France, Italy, and Russia. He sits on external boards at Brown and Northwestern, and is a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Neuroscience and Society. He worked in education research at SRI International in Menlo Park, California from 1999 to 2005. He has 17 semesters of classroom teaching experience at Duke, UT-Austin, and the University of San Francisco. In 2008 he was a visiting professor at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

Born in New Jersey and educated at Brown (B.A.) and the University of Texas (Ph.D.), he now lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and their two cats. Website: michaelchorost.com. Twitter: @MikeChorost.

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