Published a new Android website for Google IO 2016.
"It wasn't until college that Matt Werner began to truly understand the meaning of his hometown. He remembers it vividly: He was at UC Berkeley, chatting with someone at a party, when she asked where he was from. He told her Oakland, which was met … [Read more]
I just launched the Bay Area Underground photobook project on Kickstarter. This is to fund my next book, which I'm collaborating on with San Francisco photographer Joe Sciarrillo. Please check out the campaign before it ends on December 8, … [Read more]
For those of you who haven't yet been to an Oakland in Popular Memory book reading--you're in luck! I have 3 events in November. Come to hear about the latest innovative artists and musicians in Oakland. You may also get a sneak preview of my next … [Read more]
CDZA, the New York-based group that creates musical video experiments, just posted its latest video: How to Get Kids into Classical Music. It features a short essay by me in the video description on the value of musical education. … [Read more]
Jorge Luis Borges wrote fake book reviews of books that didn’t exist. Michael Chabon has taken this postmodern literary conceit beyond Borges. Chabon has not only written fan fiction based on his own writing, but he’s created stores from his … [Read more]
Joaquin Miller (Courtesy Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room.) Over the past year, I’ve overheard Oakland natives complaining about the influx of hipsters moving to Oakland. However, this trend is as old as the city itself. Poseurs … [Read more]