The New Yorker dubs him ‘the anti-blogger’… But, for all that, Choire’s influence can be felt across all reaches of the internet. He’s served as editor of Gawker (twice), The New York Observer and co-founded The Awl, ‘an irreverent, all-purpose, media/culture/politics/think-piece/bear-video clusterfuck’ of a website helping us to ‘be less stupid’. He’s even been credited with creating a new idiom. Clearly this anti-blogger knows what he’s doing. He’ll be flip-reversing the lens on his highly acclaimed (and slightly surreal) book Very Recent History to share a tantilising glimpse of the near future of the internet, the subject of his upcoming work.