About Annalee Newitz:
Annalee Newitz is an American journalist who has covered cultural news, events, and touchstones relating to science and technology, and is additionally a writer, broadly, of fiction and other genres. She received a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and in 1997 published White Trash: Race and Class in America (Routledge, 1997), a widely cited book.[not verified in body] From 2004–2005 she was a policy analyst for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.[not verified in body] She has written for many periodicals, including Popular Science and Wired, and from 1999 to 2008 wrote a syndicated weekly column called Techsploitation. She founded other magazine in 2002 with C.J. Anders, which was published triannually until 2007. Since 2008, she has been editor-in-chief of Gawker-owned media ventures relating to science and science fiction, technology, design, and futurism, first of io9, named a top science blog in 2010 by TimesOnline, and subsequently of its direct descendent Gizmodo. In addition to White Trash and her dissertation publication Pretend We're Dead (Duke, 2006), her work includes a co-editorial effort with C.J. Anders, She's Such a Geek (Seal Press, 2006), Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction (Doubleday, 2013), as well as short stories and other work.
As UC Berkeley economics professor Brad DeLong put it to me: You get famine if the price of food spikes far beyond that of some people's means. This can be because food is short, objectively. This can be because the rich have bid the resources normal...Annalee Newitz