OneZero senior editor Merchant departs
Brian Merchant, a senior editor at Medium’s tech publication OneZeo, has taken the buyout offer and departed.
Merchant is author of a bestselling book about the iPhone, “The One Device.” He’s currently at work on a second book, about the first rebellion against automation—the deeply misunderstood Luddite uprisings of the early 1800s—and what might cause the next one.
Before OneZero, he ran a project called Automaton at Gizmodo, where he investigated and opined about automation, artificial intelligence, and the future of work.
His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, Wired, the Atlantic, the LA Times, the Guardian, Slate, VICE Magazine, the Verge, Gizmodo, the Outline, Fast Company, Fortune, Paste, and elsewhere.
He was a writer and editor at Motherboard, Vice’s science and technology outlet, where he founded Terraform, its online fiction site.