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Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: , in Petersburg, Illinois

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Battles was born and raised in Petersburg.

Biographical and Professional Information

Matthew Battles is a program fellow at the Berkman Center of Harvard University, where he is associate director of metaLAB, a research group exploring the bounds of networked culture. He has written about language, culture, nature, technology, and history for the American Scholar, the Atlantic Online, the Boston Globe, and the Wilson Quarterly, among other publications. Battles is the editor and lead writer at, a blog covering science, technology, and culture. He also blogs at

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