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2020 UPDATE:

Follow for Now, Volume 2 is coming soon from our friends at Punctum Books. This second volume aims not only to pick up where the last one left off but also to tighten its approach with deeper subjects and more timely interviews. Featuring conversations with thinkers like Carla Nappi, Rita Raley, Dominic Pettman, Ian Bogost, Mark Dery, Douglas Rushkoff, and Dave Allen, and musicians like Tyler, The Creator, Matthew Shipp, Sean Price, Rammellzee, and Sadat X, as well as writers like Ytasha L. Womack, Chris Kraus, Pat Cadigan, Bob Stephenson, Simon Critchley, Simon Reynolds, Malcolm Gladwell, and William Gibson, Follow for Now, Volume 2 is another critical cross-section of the now.

Coming in early 2021 from Punctum Books!

About Follow for Now, Volume 1:

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, 2011:

This is a short clip of Follow for Now editor Roy Christopher yammering on about his recent projects (Follow for NowDisconnect 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.

Select Reviews:

Brain Pickings (May 26, 2011)

The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies (September 2, 2008)

Erik Davis’s Techgnosis (February 22, 2007)

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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.

Roy Christopher’s latest book is Dead Precedents: How Hip-Hop Defines the Future (Repeater, 2019), an exploration of the connections between cyberpunk and hip-hop and what that means for the culture of the now…. more.