After more than a decade studying the history and sociology of human technology, a pursuit constantly interrupted by a simultaneous career in international language & cultural exchange, in early 2011 Reno decided he'd had enough of making the world a better place and launched Anthrobotic.com. Reno is a generalist researcher & commentator on robotics, cybernetics, non-biological intelligence, and the social & economic dynamics of large-scale technology investment.
An American writing from southern Japan, Reno draws on a educational background in social science, the Japanese language & culture, computer science, and graphic design. Merging that with a pathological personal interest in technology and a professional background facilitating intercultural understanding, he works to bridge the divide between the average technologically curious to moderately dorky citizen and academics, engineers, and highly specialized journalists.
Reno's technological middle-manning is served up with a healthy dose of irreverence and levity. His written and graphical work is a sincere, blunt, and occasionally silly discourse; or, as he prefers to call it, “Sorta oddly punctuated, expository technosnark with a superiority complex.” Without tip-toeing through the tulips, he works to provide entertaining yet sourced, responsible, and informed coverage of sophisticated technologies and their social impact.
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