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# Writing a book called LURK for FSG. It’s about internet users and internet culture.

# New essay for MCA Chicago exhibition catalog: “The Community of Everybody and Nobody
# New essay for The Baffler: “Big Brother’s Blind Spot,” July/August 2018
# New fiction: “Users,” a short story in Noon magazine. (SS18 – The Joy Issue)
# Just Browsing: video essay series. Videos all available online.
# Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
# Compiled a list of recommended reading on “future visions”
# Wrote a short story for the Eclipsecore digital exhibition.
Writing Downtown residency in Las Vegas through Plympton: August, 2017
# Why Do I Have to Call This App ‘Julie’?  The New York Times
# Available for work: writing, copywriting, editing, content strategy, user research, etc.
# Newsletter: All My Stars

Joanne McNeil is a writer interested in the ways that technology is shaping art, politics, and society. She was a 2015 fellow at the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, receiving the inaugural Arts Writing Fellowship Award for an emerging digital arts writer. She was an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam in 2014. She’s currently an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. She is working on a book about internet users called Lurk for Farrar, Straus.

Recently she collaborated with Eyebeam on OurNet, developing student workshops on networks. She was one of the founding editors of The Message, the technology-focused opinion magazine published by Medium. She writes about things like broken iPhonesvirtual assistants in airports, the Chelsea Manning trial, and the future of novels. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times,  DomusDissentFrieze, The BafflerModern Painters, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, Saturated Space, Dirty Furniture, The Boston Globe, n+1/Occupy Gazette, and other web and print publications. She was a 2012 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism fellow.

Her writing appears in books by AND/The Piracy Project and Space Caviar. She contributed to Art and the Internet (Black Dog Publishing, 2014) and a number of catalog essays. Formerly the editor of Rhizome at the New Museum, she edited and developed all content published on Rhizome News and the Rhizome blog. (20112012 roundups.) Through Rhizome and with FACT, she co-curated online programming for the 2012 Liverpool Biennial. Earlier, she founded and edited the blog The Tomorrow Museum. An essay of hers was listed in The Verge’s “Best Writing of 2013.” She studied economics at George Mason University, where she was a University Scholar. She met the Philip K. Dick android before it lost its head.

More: writing // talks


Noon magazine, SS18 – The Joy Issue

After the Eclipse on Paragon Hill,
Eclipsecore, August 2017

Select essays:

Big Brother’s Blind Spot, The Baffler

Why Do I Have to Call This App ‘Julie’?
New York Times, Sunday Review section, December 20, 2015

Medium columns

Fear of Zero Bars
Haunted Machines, March 2015

The Patriotic Face
Saturated Space, December 2014

The Dads of Tech, (co-written with Astra Taylor)
The Baffler, Winter 2014

Watching Foam Rise
Dirty Furniture, Issue 1

Dronism, (co-written with Ingrid Burrington)
Dissent, Spring 2014

Look Inside,
Frieze, January 2014