William Powers

William Powers is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Hamlet’s BlackBerry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age. Widely praised for its insights on the digital future, the book has been published in many other countries and languages.
He is currently at the Laboratory for Social Machines at the MIT Media Lab where he’s developing new technologies for journalism, governance and the public sphere.

A former Washington Post staff writer, he is a two-time winner of the National Press Club’s Rowse Award for best American media commentary. He has been a keynote speaker at South By Southwest, the Aspen Ideas Festival and many other conferences and organizations. He is married to writer Martha Sherrill and they live in Massachusetts with their son.


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