Brad King is the editor & director of Carnegie Mellon University’s ETC Press, a digital-first publishing house that focuses on books about entertainment and technology shape our society. Previously, he was an associate professor in Ball State University’s Department of Journalism where he co-directed the Center for Emerging Media Design & Development, a graduate program that taught design thinking, cross-platform storytelling, and usability.
He earned his Masters in Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2000, and a graduate certificate in Human-Computer Interaction from IUPUI in 2013. Before moving into academia, he worked as a reporter, editor, multimedia storyteller, and senior producer for Wired magazine, Wired.com, and MIT’s Technology Review. He’s the co-author of Dungeons & Dreamers: a story of how computer games became a global culture (ETC Press, 2014), which explored the roots of storytelling and community that drove the development of the Web.
King serves on the advisory board for South by Southwest Interactive for more than a decade, and for the last seven years he’s been the final co-emcee and judge for the SXSW Accelerator pitch competition. He also served as the vice president of the Indiana Writers Center board and an advisory board member for F+W’s StoryWorld Conference.
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