Andrew Blum is an author and journalist, writing about technology, infrastructure, architecture, design, cities, art and travel.
His new book, The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast, was published in June 2019 by Ecco/HarperCollins in the US, The Bodley Head in the UK, and—coming in November 2019—Knauss in Germany.
His previous book, Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, was the first ever book-length look at the physical infrastructure of the Internet—all the data centers, undersea cables and tubes filled with light. It was published in 2012 to wide acclaim, became a National Bestseller, and has been translated into ten languages. Blum discussed Tubes with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air; BBC 4 presented it as a “Book of the Week”; and Blum spoke about his journey on the stages of TED Global.
As a magazine journalist, he has published dozens of feature stories in publications including Time, WIRED, Popular Science, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The New Yorker and Metropolis.
As a speaker, he has given over a hundred talks at conferences, universities and corporations—like TED, Greenbuild, The Next Web, and SXSW; the United States State Department, the World Trade Organization and the MIT Media Lab; Google, Microsoft, and the Brooklyn Book Festival.
He has degrees in literature from Amherst College and human geography from the University of Toronto, and lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.