Rex Sorgatz

Hello,
I'm Rex.

Encyclopedia of Misinformation

I wrote a book!

It's a strange little collection of tales and tactics of deception and mischief and subterfuge. I sometimes describe as an interactive essay about fakery. It ricochets through reality television, alternate histories, cognitive psychology, documentary reenactments, evolutionary mimicry, artificial intelligence, linguistic trickery, professional wrestling, sex bots, art forgery, and every topic where things are not what they appear.

Intrigued? Preorder it! And come out and see me talk about it:

• March 22: New York City w/ Taylor Lorenz
• April 3: San Francisco w/ Robin Sloan
• April 5: Portland w/ Chuck Klosterman
• May 22: Minneapolis w/ Steve Marsh
More dates coming soon...

I have been an Alaskan fish butcher, a web designer, the editor of a paranormal magazine, a proto-blogger, the co-founder of a few startups, a digital consultant for many media companies, a music critic, a Flash developer, the editor of an alt-weekly, a contributing editor at Wired, a North Dakotan, a pre-med student, a director of the Olympics website, a Microsoftie, a fast-food innovator, a public radio tech commentator, a code monkey, a script kiddie, a microfame faux-expert, a technology instructor, the editor of a print magazine about the web, an early hyperlocal website creator, a first amendment defendant against a popular satirist, a webshow producer, an exceptionally amateur guitarist, a slightly better poker player, an executive producer at msnbc.com, a webmaster, and part of a team awarded a Pulitzer Prize.

I liked college a little too much. I have three Bachelor's Degrees (Philosophy, Literature, Psychology), two Minors (Art History and Intellectual History), and an unfinished Masters (Digital Media).

I like to write about the intersection of technology and culture.

The Internet Really Has Changed Everything. Here's the Proof.

Backchannel

How to Be a TV Futurist in Four Simple Steps

WIRED

Life Atop Ground Zero

The Message

This Is Not a Vermeer

The Message

The Microfame Game

New York Magazine

Ode to the Last True Hermit

Medium

Silicon Valley Logo

Uncanny Silicon Valley

Backchannel

Interview with Moot, the Creator of 4chan

Fimoculous

How Netflix Broke the Spoiler Alert

The Message

TV Channel Guide from the Future

The Message

Mr. Pink & Internet Certification

The Message

Under Pressure: On the Isolated Vocal Track

Tribeca Film

When Reality Feels Like Playing a Game

WIRED

You Need to Hear This Extremely Rare Recording

The Message

Plain Layne

Girl, Interrupted

City Pages

Uber for Art Forgeries

The Message

The End of Authentication

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The Artist, the Thief, the Forger, and Her Lover

The Message

Friend or Foe

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[X] Should Buy [Y]

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Surfing, Drowning, Diving: A Brief History of Inventing New Media

The Message

L.A. Is the Future, Kill Me Now

Nieman Lab

Archive Fever

The Message

People v. OJ Simpson Recaps

Decider

Flowchart: Which Blowhard Am I?

WIRED

Trapped in the Loop

Tribeca Film

What the New York Times Should Do Next

Nieman Lab

Wired 1.1: An Archaeology

Fimoculous

Dreaming of Dead Fish

High Plains Reader

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