Tomorrow At Big Think: Wired Editor Frank Rose

Wired editor Frank Rose comes to Big Think tomorrow to discuss the changing landscape of media, entertainment and advertising. Post your questions for him here.


With over 30 years in the magazine industry, Rose is a highly respected voice in New York and beyond. Before coming to Wired in 1999, Rose wrote and edited at Fortune, Travel and Leisure and Premiere.

His books include The Agency: William Morris and the Hidden History of Show Business; West of Eden: The End of Innocence at Apple Computer; and Into the Heart of the Mind: An American Quest for Artificial Intelligence. His forthcoming book, Welcome To The Hyperdrome, considers narrative in the internet age.

Follow Rose on Twitter and read his published articles at his website.

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Photo: Victor Freitas / Unsplash
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