The latest news: finished book, got engaged.

I finished my book, which is slated for release in early 2011. It’s not quite finished, since I still have to format the citations and do the illustrations, but it’s close enough. It’s about the prospect of reading and altering conscious experience with brainscanning devices. It’s half science, a quarter philosophy, and a quarter memoir — a sort of sequel to Rebuilt.

I also got engaged to my fabulous girlfriend Victoria. We’re planning an October wedding. Here’s a picture of us, with Elvis on my lap. We met in March 2008 while I was a visiting professor at Gallaudet.


She’s a partner at a law firm in D.C. She does consumer law, standing up for the interests of the many against the predations of the few. She has two cats, named Harper and Posy, and based on past experience we think they will get along with Elvis civilly if not enthusiastically. We are now looking for a place for the five of us in D.C.

In the wake of my book I’m doing some contract work and am back to filling up my speaking calendar. I have a couple of gigs coming up in the next few months — see the Events page. To keep up with what I’m doing on a more day-to-day level, try friending me on Facebook.


  1. Congratulations! You’ve been busy! Looking forward to reading your next book and hearing about your wedding.

    Hearing-ly yours,
    Laurie P.

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