Joanne is a writer focused on how technology is shaping art, politics and society. She currently contributes to Medium’s technology-focused opinion magazine, The Message, and is writing a book on privacy and Internet culture. Previously, she was the editor of Rhizome at the New Museum. This year, she received the Arts Writing Fellowship Award and was named as a fellow at the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, given to an emerging writer in the digital arts. Joanne has also collaborated on the award-winning proposal to develop workshops for building private networks for the Digital Media and Learning Competition’s Trust Challenge. Her writing has been featured in Domus, Dissent, Frieze, the Baffler, Modern Painters, WIRED, the Los Angeles Times, Saturated Space, Dirty Furniture, the Boston Globe and n+1.
Alex is an entrepreneur, radio journalist and former public radio and television producer, best known for his work on “This American Life” and “Planet Money”. In 2014 founded Gimlet Media, a media and podcasting company that has launched two original podcasts, “StartUp” — focusing on Alex’s entrepreneurial journey, and “Reply All”, a show discussing Internet culture.