Alexis Madrigal

Alexis Madrigal is a senior editor at The Atlantic, and author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology.

Madrigal co-founded Longshot Magazine, a high-speed media experiment that garnered attention from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. While at, he built Wired Science into one of the most popular blogs in the world. The site was nominated for best magazine blog by the MPA and best science website in the 2009 Webby Awards. He also cofounded Haiti ReWired, a groundbreaking community dedicated to the discussion of technology, infrastructure, and the future of Haiti.

Alexis has spoken at Stanford, CalTech, Berkeley, SXSW, E3, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and his writing was anthologized in Best Technology Writing 2010 (Yale University Press).

Madrigal is a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley's Office for the History of Science and Technology. Born in Mexico City, he grew up in the exurbs north of Portland, Oregon, and now lives in Washington, DC.

Focus: Business, Communication, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Innovation, Science, Sustainability, Technology, Haiti, Mexico, United States, Americas


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Last Updated: Apr 28, 2011

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