August 4th, 2007 06:46 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Alex Wright, Author of Glut
Alex Wright is a writer and information architect who currently works for the New York Times. His first book, Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages, will be published in 2007 by Joseph Henry Press.
Alex`s writing has appeared in Salon.com, The Christian Science Monitor, The Believer, Harvard Magazine, Utne Reader, Yankee, Think, Boxes and Arrows, New Architect, WebTechniques, Boston Business, Design Times and Library Journal, among others.
As an information architect, Alex has led projects for The New York Times, IBM, Microsoft, Harvard University, The Long Now Foundation, Internet Archive, Yahoo!, Macromedia and Sun Microsystems, among others.
In his pre-Web career, Alex worked as a writer and editor for several Boston-area magazines, and as a librarian at Harvard University. His work has won numerous industry awards, including a Webby nomination (for Rollyo), Cool Site of the Year award (for Kasparov vs. Deep Blue), the PRSA Silver Anvil and an American Graphic Design Award (for IBM.com).
A popular speaker and lecturer, Alex has presented at Gartner Group, UC-Berkeley, the Institute of Design-Chicago, Seybold, the ASIS&T Information Architecture Summit, CMP Web conferences, Association of Internet Professionals, Creating for the Web, and numerous IBM conferences.
Alex holds a B.A. in English and American Literature from Brown University and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. He has also completed graduate coursework in journalism at Harvard, and in usability engineering at UC-Berkeley.
Alex grew up in Richmond, Virginia and Sussex, England.
For More Information: www.alexwright.org