Writer and entrepreneur Damon Brown believes in warm, fuzzy technology and in computers bringing us closer together - if we choose to let them. His recently acquired Apple Top 10 app Cuddlr landed him on the cover of the Wall Street Journal and kickstarted the platonic connection industry, his breakthrough TED Book Our Virtual Shadow: Why We Are Obsessed with Documenting Our Lives Online foreshadowed the modern analog living movement and his TED Talks pushed the value of being fully present in our daily lives. Both Cuddlr and his previous app So Quotable reflect his understanding of both tech and humanity.
Damon has spoken at TED Active, TEDxJackson, Michigan State University and University of California Santa Cruz. He has given several keynote speeches including at American University, specifically for its inaugural interactive arts graduate program, and at the Adult Entertainment Expo, inspired by his oft-cited book Porn & Pong: How Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider and Other Sexy Games Changed Our Culture.
Damon has his Masters in Magazine Publishing from Northwestern University and has spent nearly two decades contributing to Playboy, Family Circle, New York Post and AARP: The Magazine. He writes the Inc. Magazine Sane Success series, a column he developed to address the conflict between entrepreneurial ambition and healthy personal relationships. Damon also teaches Media Studies at JFK University.