Hybrid Vigor has assembled of a team of top science authors to investigate and chronicle research topics for the Institute's publications and conferences. In addition to Hybrid Vigor's founder and executive director, Denise Caruso, a veteran technology journalist and analyst, they include:

• Judith Goldhaber. For more than 30 years (1961-93), Goldhaber worked as a writer and editor at the University of California's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), writing about science and technology for newspapers, magazines, television, and for LBNL's nontechnical publications. The Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory is a multidisciplinary scientific research institution managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. During this period, Goldhaber published over 1,000 articles under her own byline or in the form of press releases.

• Steven Johnson. Named by Newsweek as one of the "50 People Who Matter Most on the Internet," Johnson is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of FEED. He is also the author of Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate (Harper Edge, 1997). The book has been hailed by Upside as "a masterwork," and Salon Magazine has called it one of the two best technology books of 1997. Johnson recently published a new book, Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software (Scribner, 2001). Drawing upon a number of disciplines, it is an exploration of self-organizing behavior.

• Pamela McCorduck. McCorduck is the author/co-author of eight published books. Among her books are Machines Who Think (W.H. Freeman & Co., 1979), a history of artificial intelligence; The Universal Machine (McGraw Hill, 1985), a study of the worldwide impact of the computer; Aaron's Code (W.H. Freeman & Co., 1991), an inquiry into the future of art and artificial intelligence; and The Futures Of Women (Warner Books, 1997), a series of scenarios about women in the year 2015. Her work has been translated into all the major European and Asian languages. In addition to her books, McCorduck has published some 50 articles in journals, and she has appeared on network television news and documentary programs. more

• Oliver Morton (Hybrid Vigor fellow). Morton is currently a contributing editor at WIRED and a contributing author to The New Yorker, Discover, Newsweek International, and Talk; to the journals Nature and Science; to the newspapers The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal; and, to the magazines New Scientist, where he has a regular column, and Prospect, where he is a member of the advisory board. He is also the managing editor of The Daily Davos, a Newsweek website covering the World Economic Forum's annual meetings. Morton is also the author of Mapping Mars (St. Martin's Press, 2002). Morton has previously been the editor-in-chief of Wired UK, and as special features editor and the youngest science and technology editor to serve at The Economist. more

• Bruce Sterling. Sterling has written eight science fiction novels, three short story collections and a nonfiction book called The Hacker Crackdown: Law And Disorder On The Electronic Frontier (Bantam Books, 1993). Sterling has also written regular columns on popular science for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Interzone, and Science Fiction Eye. He has been featured in WIRED, The Wall Street Journal, World Art, Time, Newsweek, Details, Nature, The New York Times, and Der Spiegel. In 1999, Sterling launched a movement called Viridian Green to combat global warming, challenging designers and hackers who created the digital revolution to start a cultural movement that views CO2-emitting designs as outre. The Viridian mailing list, which is comprised in nearly equal measure of dire environmental news and enthusiastically supported design contests for various green products, is distributed electronically to several thousand subscribers. more