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Boing Boing is the web's favorite zine devoted to the weird, wonderful and wicked things to be found in technology and culture. Independent for nearly 25 years, it publishes a daily mix of short articles, long features, and video productions. The site's writers/editors are career journalists who have contributed to the New York Times, Washington Post, Wired, Scientific American, NPR, CNN, and many other news outlets. Boing Boing has won two Webby Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bloggies. Time Magazine named Boing Boing one of the "Best Websites of 2009" and "Best Blogs of 2010." Fast Company has called it "one of the most popular blogs on the planet" and the New Yorker said that Boing Boing is "read by geeks the world over."

Founded in 1988 by Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair as a 'zine, the print bOING bOING was about all the counter-cultural fun to be had with computers, science fiction, comics, art and "all manner of posthuman irreverant things," as Luiz Ortiz described it in his Compendium of Cult Magazines.

Switching to the web in the 1990s, it became a pioneering group blog when Mark was joined by Cory Doctorow, David Pescovitz and Xeni Jardin. An award-winning internet phenomenon, Boing Boing's archives now contain 100,000 posts and is read by millions of readers every month. Its video productions appear on a dedicated channel on Virgin America's in-flight entertainment system.

Boing Boing's publisher is Jason Weisberger and its managing editor is Rob Beschizza. Maggie Koerth Baker is its science editor. Its machinery is kept purring along by system administrator Ken Snider and developer Dean Putney. Our videos are edited by Eric Mittleman.

If you'd like to send us a story idea, make a request or ask a general question about the site, see our contact page.

Mark

Mark Frauenfelder Editor

Mark is a writer and illustrator living in Los Angeles. He co-founded bOING bOING magazine and this blog, and was an editor at Wired from 1993-1998. For three years, he wrote a monthly column for Playboy called "Living Online," and was the co-editor of The Happy Mutant Handbook (Putnam-Berkley, 1995). He was also the design columnist for Mobile PC magazine and a contributing editor to TheFeature. He is a ukulele fanatic. Contact Mark by Email and follow him on Twitter.

Cory

Cory Doctorow Editor

Cory is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger, the author of Tor Teens/HarperCollins UK novels like FOR THE WIN and the bestselling LITTLE BROTHER. He was also the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Cory has written for Wired, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, Make, Locus and others. Born in Toronto, he now lives in London. Contact Cory by Email and follow him on Twitter, Flickr, and at his website, craphound.com.

David

David Pescovitz Editor

David is a research director with the Institute for the Future. He is also editor-at-large for MAKE. Pescovitz co-wrote the book Reality Check, based on his long-running forecasting column in Wired magazine where he remains a correspondent. He also has contributed to Scientific American, Popular Science, the New York Times, the Washington Post, New Scientist, and many other publications. Contact David by Email. Websites: Pesco.net and Institute for the Future

Xeni

Xeni Jardin Editor

Xeni is an award winning writer and the Executive Producer and host of Webby-honored "Boing Boing Video," online and in-flight on Virgin America. She has contributed to such diverse venues as NPR, Wired, NYT, LAT, and Guardian. A frequently-sought tech expert in TV news, Xeni loves music, is a Zero-G junkie, and named a plane. She is multilingual. Contact her by email--xeni at xeni dot net--and follow her on Twitter. Find her on the web at Xeni.net, NPR.

Rob Beschizza

Rob Beschizza Managing Editor

A former newspaper reporter, illustrator and developer, Rob was editor of Wired.com's Gadget Lab before landing at Boing Boing in 2008. Recent works include a musical momento mori, a computer game and a short story; recent mentions/interviews may be found at Fast CompanyNPR, Bloomberg, Prosa, and Huffington Post. Contact him via Email and follow him on Twitter.

Maggie

Maggie Koerth-Baker Science Editor

Maggie tweets pretty much daily; writes monthly for The New York Times Magazine; and recently published her first book, Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis Before it Conquers Us. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Discover and Popular Science, and in the anthology The Best Science Writing Online 2012. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and her bipartisan cats, Red and Blue. Contact Maggie via Email or Twitter, and visit her homepage

Jason

Jason Weisberger Publisher

In addition to publishing Boing Boing, former comedy club owner, high school and college drop-out, Jason Weisberger has served as a senior executive at both global telecommunications (C&W,) and advertising (IPG,) corporations as well as telecommunications (Digital Island, SoftAware,) and advertising (Federated Media) start-ups. Email Jason at Mail. He has a website at Bother.com and you can follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Ken

Ken Snider System Administrator

Ken Snider is the Director of TechOps at Wikimedia.

Dean

Dean Putney Developer

Dean Putney has built software for Institute for the Future, MAKEzine.com, Kevin Kelly, Buyer's Best Friend and Youth Radio. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's Information Systems department, he lives in San Francisco and collects animated GIFs. Follow him on Twitter

Eric

Eric Mittleman Video Editor

Eric Mittleman has produced more than 1,000 hours of television programming in New York, London, Toronto, Moscow, and Cannes; and several feature films including the multiple award winning “Comic Book: The Movie,” starring Mark Hamill, Kevin Smith, Bruce Campbell, Sid Caesar and Jonathan Winters.