Drew thinks and writes about cities, technology, and their dystopian future - mostly at his blog, Kneeling Bus, and previously as a Ribbonfarm resident (Ribbonfarm is one of my favorite blogs on the internet), a longform blog devoted to unusual takes on familiar themes.
Drew lives in New York, works at Uber, and was educated as an urban planner. If you'd like to keep track of what he's up to, I’ve linked to his weekly newsletter below.
Drew's Favorite Books:
- Marshall McLuhan - Understanding Media
- Jane Jacobs - Death and Life of Great American Cities
- Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown - Learning from Las Vegas
- Deleuze - A Thousand Plateaus and especially the essay Postscript on the Societies of Control
- James Scott - Seeing Like a State
- Nassim Taleb - The Black Swan
- Benjamin Bratton - The Stack
- The Wave of Unknowing
- The Networked Narrative
- Machine Cities and Ghost Cities
- Civilization and the War on Entropy
- Favela chic (Bruce Sterling)