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Chris Carlsson, Executive Director, Shaping San Francisco
Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today!
TUESDAY, April 28 / Humanities 202 / 4:30-6:30 PM

Chris Carlsson, Executive Director of the multimedia history project Shaping San Francisco, is a writer, publisher, editor, and community organizer. His activities have focused on horizontal communications, organic communities, and public space. He was one of the founders, editors, and frequent contributors to the ground-breaking San Francisco magazine, Processed World. He helped launch the monthly bike-ins known as Critical Mass that have spread to five continents and over 300 cities. He has edited four books: Bad Attitude: The Processed World Anthology (Verso, 1990); the co-edited Reclaiming San Francisco: History, Politics, Culture (City Lights, 1998); Critical Mass: Bicycling's Defiant Celebration (AK Press, 2002); and The Political Edge (City Lights, 2004). His first novel, After The Deluge (2004), is a story of post-economic San Francisco in the year 2157. His latest work is Nowtopia (2008). He makes his living as a book designer, editor, and typesetter.

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