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Roy Christopher

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Skateboarding, BMX, Black Metal, Hip-hop, Lily Brewer.

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I’m an aging BMX/skateboard zine kid. That’s where I learned to turn events and interviews into pages with staples. The pages and staples have long since given way to text-links and scrollbars, but the rest is basically the same. I still ride bikes, and I still skateboard. I do still commit quite a bit to actual pages, too.

My main project from 1997 to 2007 was frontwheeldrive.com. With this site, I established myself as what Disinformation called, "One of the Internet’s leading interviewers of subculture and new-science icons." I was most recently assistant editor of Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky’s edited collection Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Culture and Music (MIT Press, 2008). I hold a master’s degree in Communication Theory from
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Bookshelf Beats is an interview site run by Gino Sorcinelli. He interviews different authors and writers about their favorite books. For mine, I chose James Gleick's Chaos (Viking, 1987), a book that blew my head wide open during a tumultuous time in my late 20s.

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My life while reading Chaos went through a total upheaval. The start-up company I was working for was purcha...
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