Jeff Howe

Jeff Howe

Jeff Howe is the author, with Media Lab Director Joi Ito, of Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future. A longtime contributing editor at Wired magazine, he coined the term crowdsourcing in a 2006 article for that magazine, and in 2008, he published a book with Random House that looked more deeply at the phenomenon of massive online collaboration. Called Crowdsourcing: How the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business, it has been translated into ten languages.

Jeff is program coordinator for Media Innovation at Northeastern, and an assistant professor at Northeastern University. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University during the 2009-2010 academic year, and is currently a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab.

Jeff has written for the Washington Post, Newyorker.com, The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, and many other publications. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.