Kevin Kelly helped launch award-winning Wired Magazine in 1993, serving as its executive editor for six years and now as editor-at-large. From 1984 to 1990 he published and edited the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news (formerly called Co-Evolution Quarterly). He was a founding board member of the WELL, a pioneering online service and teleconferencing system, and launched the first round-the-clock virtual reality jamboree. For most of the 1970s he was a photographer in remote parts of Asia.
Mr. Kelly is the author of Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Economic and Social Systems, a book FORTUNE called "essential reading for all executives." His most recent book is New Rules for the New Economy, which has been translated into 11 languages. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Economist, TIME, Harper's, Science, GQ, and Esquire, and his photographs in LIFE and other national magazines.
He is a member of the Global Business Network, a consulting group that specializes in creating scenarios of the future for global businesses, and is a Fellow at the Center for Business Innovation. He sits on the board of the SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and of The Long Now Foundation. He currently chairs the board of the All Species Foundation, which hopes to make a web-based inventory of all species on earth in the next 25 years.