robin sloan

  • Betaworks Launches Tapestry, A Way To Author Beautiful Smartphone Essays

    Betaworks Launches Tapestry, A Way To Author Beautiful Smartphone Essays

    About half a year ago, futurist, novelist and former media manager at Twitter Robin Sloan meditated on what the future of storytelling might look like on smartphones. The product of that was ‘Fish,’ an essay about the difference between liking and loving something on the Internet. It was a beautiful, simple story that you could tap through with elegantly laid out type. Unlike… Read More

  • Book Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

    Book Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

    Robin Sloan is the kind of guy who could write a book like this one. He’s a writer and “media inventor” which seems to be a lofty term for “cool guy who gets the Internet and understands that discourse needs to be both intelligent and entertaining to effect any sort of meaningful social change.” He also writes a damn good intellectual thriller, if you’re… Read More