About the Book:
Follow for Now: Interviews with Friends and Heroes is an anthology of forty-three interviews with minds of all kinds. Disinformation named it “among the most important books published in 2007,” and Erik Davis called it “a crisp and substantial remix of the major memes of the last decade or so.”
Spanning over seven years, Follow for Now includes interviews with such luminaries as Bruce Sterling, Douglas Rushkoff, Philip K. Dick, Aesop Rock, Howard Bloom, David X. Cohen, Richard Saul Wurman, N. Katherine Hayles, Manuel De Landa, Shepard Fairey, Steven Johnson, Geert Lovink, Brenda Laurel, and many, many more — and interviews by John Brockman, Erik Davis, DJ Spooky, and Mark Dery, among others (click here for the full Table of Contents)… Read more
Roy Christopher at SXSW:
This is a short clip of Follow for Now editor Roy Christopher yammering on about his recent projects (Follow for Now, Disconnect the Dots, and The Medium Picture) at SXSW 2011. Follow for Now friends Shahriar Shadab filmed and edited this [runtime: 3:07], and Jeff Newelt did the interview. Many thanks to them for indulging our editor’s goofy ass, and thank to you all for indulging him further.
Thanks to everyone for your continued interest.
Brain Pickings (May 26, 2011)
The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies (September 2, 2008)
Erik Davis’s Techgnosis site (February 22, 2007)
About the Editor:
I marshal the middle between Mathers and McLuhan.
Roy Christopher‘s main interests are figurative language use and the social impacts of technology. “My main goal as a writer is to entertain and as a scientist is to find novelty,” he says, “I’m more of the former than the latter and more of a fan than a critic.” He’s an aging BMX/skateboard ‘zine kid. That’s where he learned to turn events and interviews into pages with staples. The pages and staples have long since given way to links and scrollbars, but the rest is basically the same: He still ride bikes and skateboards and still commits quite a bit to actual pages, too.
Christopher is currently corrupting the youth in the Department of Communication at The University of Illinois at Chicago and working on a book about how technological mediation has changed and continues to change our relationships with each other, our information, time, space, and ourselves. It’s called The Medium Picture: Seeing Through Technology, is under contract with Zero Books, and will be out in the near future. …more.