- James John Bell
James John Bell (1969) co-founded the non-profit advocacy communications organization [http://www.smartmeme.com/ smartMeme] in 2002. SmartMeme's clients include national nonprofits, like
Greenpeaceand the Breast CancerFund, as well as local grassroots organizations. BenBella Bookspublished Bell's afterword to the environmental science fictionclassic " The Sheep Look Up" by John Brunner. His other writings on science fictionand social changecan be found in the book "Pie Any Means Necessary - The Biotic Baking BrigadeCookbook". He has authored chapters in "The Battle for Azeroth: Adventure, Alliance, and Addiction in the World of Warcraft" and "So Say We All: An Unauthorized Collection of Thoughts and Opinions on Battlestar Galactica".
Bell was a writer/director at the non-profit public interest communications firm [http://www.sustainusa.org Sustain] from 2000 to 2003. At Sustain he managed advertising and public relations campaigns for clients including the
Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network, Earthjustice, Friends of the Earth, and the Center For Food Safetyamong others. Bell's work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and Communication Arts.
He is one of a few published environmental critics of the
technological singularity, most notably profiled on KurzweilAI.net's [http://www.kurzweilai.net/bios/frame.html Big Thinkers] and as a featured author at [http://sss.stanford.edu/others/jamesbell/ Stanford's 2006 Singularity Summit.] See his [http://www.wfs.org/futcontmj03.htm Futurist magazine] cover story [http://www.kurzweilai.net/meme/frame.html?main=/articles/art0584.html "Exploring the Singularity"] (May, 2003) for a cautionary environmentalist perspective on technological convergenceand NBICtechnologies.
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