John Seabrook is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University and received an MA in English Literature from Oxford. He began his career writing about business, and has published in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, including Harpers, Vanity Fair, GQ, the Nation, and the Christian Science Monitor.
A staff writer at the New Yorker since 1993, John Seabrook has written about technology and popular culture, and the unsettled terrain that lies between those two once mostly disconnected subjects. His New Yorker pieces include "E-mail from Bill," "My First Flame," and "Home on the Net," all about the Internet circa 1995; profiles of MTV, George Lucas, and David Geffen; and science-related pieces including "The Flash Of Genius," about the man who invented the intermittent windshield wiper, "Sleeping with the Baby" and his most recent piece, "Selling the Weather."
John Seabrook is the author of two books, "Deeper: My Two-Year Odyssey in Cyberspace" (Simon and Schuster, 1997), and the just published "Nobrow: The Culture of Marketing, the Marketing of Culture" (Knopf, 2000).