Brian Merchant Keynote Speaker

  • Senior editor at VICE
  • Founder of Terraform, VICE's online fiction outlet
  • Author of award-nominated book 'The One Device'

Brian Merchant's Biography

Brian Merchant is a journalist, video producer and editor at Motherboard, VICE’s science and technology outlet.

Along with his position as senior editor at VICE, Brian is also the co-editor of VICE’s online fiction outlet Terraform which he founded in 2014.

Brian’s groundbreaking technology writings have appeared in the GuardianSlateVICE MagazineSalonFastCompanyDiscoveryGOODPaste and Grist as well as on the front pages of Reddit, Digg and Slashdot.

He’s appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC World News, NPR, and a host of other TV, radio, and livestream shows; he’s spoken at SXSW Eco, NYC’s Green Room, and the Social Change Institute, and was an author of Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America, published by OR Books.

His latest book The One Device, released in June 2017, is an insight into the world’s most popular gadget: the iPhone. As a veteran journalist, the book is composed of Brian Merchant’s interviews with various members of the iPhone ‘food chain’ from the engineers and inventors to the developers as he dives into the history of the world of tech and just how the iPhone came about.

The One Device has been nominated for various awards this year including the Financial Times and Mckinsey Business Book of the Year.

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