Alex Wright (author)

Alex Wright (author)

Alex Wright is an American writer and Information Architect. He is the author of two books: Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age (2014) and Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages (2007). Wright is also a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and head of User Experience research at Etsy.[1] Many of his writings examine the current state of information transmission and organization through a historical, scientific, or cultural context.[2][3]


1 Biography
2 Bibliography
3 References
4 External links

Wright grew up in Richmond, Virginia and Sussex, England. In high school, he has been described as “A long-haired nerd who spent lots of time in the computer lab but somehow never managed to get much past Basic.”[2] He has a B.A. in English Literature from Brown University and a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. Throughout his career, he has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times. Wright currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and two sons.[4]

Wright, Alex (2007). Glut:Mastering Information Through the Ages. National Academies Press. ISBN 978-0801475092. 
Wright, Alex (2014). Cataloging the World:Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199354207. 


^ “SVA Interaction Design Faculty”. SVA NYC. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
^ a b Gary Anthes. “Q&A with Alex Wright”. Computerworld. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
^ “Paul Otlet, Google, Wikipedia, and cataloging the world”. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
^ “About Alex Wright”. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 

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