About the Author
Mark Frauenfelder is the co-founder of Boing Boing, a blog about cultural curiosities and interesting technologies with 4 million monthly unique viewers and the winner of the Bloggies’ Lifetime Achievement and Best Group Blog awards. He’s the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE, the only magazine exclusively devoted to do-it-yourself projects. He's the founding editor-in-chief of Wired Online, and was an editor at Wired magazine and Wired Books from 1993-1998. He is the editor-in-chief of Cool-Tools.org, a tool review site with roots connected to the Whole Earth Catalog.
As a maker of things, Mark has built cigar box guitars, skateboards, electronic musical instruments, chicken coops, kinetic sculptures, and robotic monkeys that keep cats from jumping on furniture. He has conducted workshops that teach people how to make sauerkraut, program Arduino microcontrollers, solder circuit boards, build vibrating toothbrush cars, and construct mandolins from tuna cans.
Mark is also an artist and designer, and his work has appeared in group and solo gallery exhibitions throughout the United States. He designed Billy Idol's Cyberpunk CD cover, video box, and print advertisements.
He has appeared on The Colbert Report and the Martha Stewart Show, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Popular Science, Business Week, The Hollywood Reporter, Wired, and other national publications.