Deep Media is edited and written by Frank Rose, author of The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories. Published in the US and the UK by W.W. Norton, the book is also available in French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Frank spent most of the previous decade as a contributing editor at Wired, writing on such topics as the making of Avatar, Samsung and the rise of the Korean techno-state, and the posthumous career of Philip K. Dick in Hollywood. He has lectured at Columbia, NYU, and USC; given keynote talks at ad:tech Sydney, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and the Guardian's Changing Media Summit; spoken at companies ranging from Google to Lucasfilm to Unilever; and participated in debates about the future of media at South by Southwest, Ars Electronica, the Cannes Film Festival, and MIT's Futures of Entertainment.
Frank is also the author of West of Eden: The End of Innocence at Apple Computer (Viking, 1989), a national best-seller that chronicles the power struggle between Steve Jobs and John Sculley. Named one of the ten best business books of the year by BusinessWeek, it is now available in an updated edition. Among his other books are The Agency (HarperCollins, 1995), a multi-generational saga of loyalty and betrayal in Hollywood, and Into the Heart of the Mind (Harper & Row, 1984), a national best-seller about a group of artificial intelligence researchers trying to give a computer common sense.
Before joining Wired, Frank was a contributing writer at Fortune, where he wrote about Hollywood and the global media conglomerates that dominate it. He has also worked as a contributing writer at Premiere, covering the movie industry, and as a contributing editor at Esquire, writing about pop culture and the rise of Silicon Valley in the 1980s, and at Travel + Leisure. His work has appeared in numerous other publications as well, among them The Atlantic, New York, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. A native of Virginia, he earned a journalism degree at Washington & Lee and started out covering the Lower Manhattan punk scene of the '70s for The Village Voice, chronicling the emergence of Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Talking Heads.
Peter Saczkowski (contributor) is an avid gamer and music fan who works as operations manager at MaxMind, a geolocation and credit-card fraud detection agency in the Boston area. Earlier, while earning an MA in philosophy at Queen's University in Ontario, he focused on issues in contemporary moral theory, writing his thesis on moral permissibility, responsibility, and blame. He likes to keep up-to-date on current trends in gaming, including games and escapism, games as art, morality systems, and the impact of casual gamers on the so-called hardcore crowd.