Yes, it’s true, I am writing a book, entitled WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency, exclusively available from that link. In the wake of a very successful event that we at Personal Democracy Forum did on WikiLeaks on December 11th (see PdFLeaks for details), John Oakes–the ‘O’ in OR Books and an old college friend and a good guy whose been around independent quality publishing for his whole life–suggested a quick short book on the topic. At first, I resisted the idea because a) books are hard hard work, and b) I didn’t think WikiLeaks by itself was a topic I could do justice to.
But then I thought about it, and realized that in fact it would be really useful to place WikiLeaks in context, as part of a much larger transparency movement, one that I know quite a bit about. Time to connect the dots, as it were. So, consider this a placeholder of a note on the book’s progress. More details soon.
Until then, if you’re in NYC and interested in this topic, set aside Jan. 24 and/or Feb. 9 on your calendar, when PdF is doing two more WikiLeaks-themed public events with folks like Clay Shirky, Floyd Abrams, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Gabriella Coleman, Evgeny Morozov, John Perry Barlow and Deanna Zandt.