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David Weinberger

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2014 Honorary Doctor of Letters from Simmons College

1979 Ph.D. (philosophy), University of Toronto

1972 BA (philosophy and religion), Bucknell University. Magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa

Writing and Business Career Highlights

2024 Feb.- Harvard MetaLab, researcher 

2022 June- Part-time writer in Google's Moral Imagination group, exploring the moral edges of AI.

2021 July-Dec. Writer-in-residence, Google, Responsible Innovation group. Writing provocations in various formats about less obvious moral issues with machine learning models, especially foundational ones.

2018 - 2020 Writer-in-residence, Google People + AI Research. Editor and co-creator of a Google AI public-facing site exploring the human and social effects of AI  

2019- Ghost writing tech thought leadership articles, via Gotham Ghostwriters .

2017 - Editor of the "Strong Ideas" book series  , MIT Press, and member of Press’ open access publishing advisory board

2010-14 Co-Director, Harvard Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School

2004- Fellow, senior researcher, Fellows Advisory Board member, and affiliate at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society  

Additional biblio links: Academica.edu Google Scholar


2017- Harvard Business School Digital Initiative advisory board  

2015 Fellow, Harvard Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public

2010-12 Franklin Fellow, United States Department of State  

2008 Visiting Lecturer at Harvard Law

2001-2002 Mancala, Inc. (Boulder, CO), Co-founder and Senior Vice President of Marketing (wordofmouth.com) – early social networking startup

1994-2009 Founder and sole employee of Evident Marketing, Inc., a marketing consulting company.

1995-1996 Open Text, Inc. (Waterloo, Canada), Vice President of Strategic Marketing – early Web search & "intranet" sw company  

1986-1994 Interleaf, Inc. (Cambridge, then Waltham, MA). Entered as Marketing Associate; left as Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Chief Philosophical Officer  

1980-1986 Stockton State College (NJ), Assistant Professor, Philosophy Dept.

1979-1980 Portland State University (OR), one-year appointment as Ass’t Prof. (I think), Philosophy Department.

1976-1984 Gag writer for Woody Allen’s comic strip, Inside Woody Allen. Contributed about half the material.

1978- Freelance journalist: features, humor

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Cluetrain Manifesto Cluetrain
Small Pieces cover
Small Pieces Loosely Joined
Everything Is Miscellaneous Everything Is Miscellaneous
Too Big to Know
Too Big to Know
Everyday Chaos Everyday Chaos

Contributed chapters

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Talks and Addresses (selected)

Drucker Symp.: Strategy & Chaos
Knowledge in the Age of COVID
Too Big to Know - Google talk
In Defense of Inexplicability
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Publications about AI

Harvard Bus. School: Fairness
Global AI Policy Keynote
Google Symp.: Metaphysics of AI
Turin Biennale: AI & Future
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Selected other publications

Early Wired

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Writing awards and honors (selected)

2020 Best Business Commentary, Axiom Business Book Awards Everyday Chaos)

2019 Top 11 “Must Read” books for entrepreneurs, Inc. Magazine (Everyday Chaos)

2019 Top 5 “Big Ideas” Business Books, BookPal (Everyday Chaos)

2018 President’s Medal from the Chartered Institute for Public Relations awarded to the Cluetrain authors.

2012 World Technology Award in the field of Media & Journalism

2012 Too Big to Know chosen as International Book of the Year by getAbstract.com

2007 Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council “Mover and Shaker” of the year

Harvard Business Review articles and posts


Psychology Today Posts

CNN Posts


All Things Considered NPR commentaries

Here is an ancient list of approximately 30 commentaries aired 1997-2003. (Be sure to bring your RealAudio plugin :)  

Podcast series


2020 “The Idea of Technology,” Harvard Extension School – Letter of commendation for excellence in teaching.

2017 -19 "The Idea of the Internet," Harvard Extension School – Letter of commendation for excellence in teaching).

2015, Spring “The Internet Transformation,” Emerson College.

2013 Intensive 2-day course on Web topics, University of Stuttgart, as a Fellow.

2010 Weekly seminar for Berkman Fellows on Web exceptionalism.

2009-2020 Fellows Advisory Board, Berkman Klein Center, Harvard.

2008 “The Web Difference,” Harvard Law School; co-taught with John Palfrey.

2005-9 Series of open discussions on topics within Internet Studies at the Berkman Center


I have led seminars at business meetings on marketing, Web 2.0, etc. For example in 2019 I led five seminars in Copenhagen on machine learning ethics.

1981-1986 Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Stockton State College. Courses included: Logic (formal and informal), Philosophy of Science, History of Philosophy (ancient, modern, contemporary), Existentialism and Phenomenology, Peace and Conflict, Ethics, Introduction to Computing

1980-1986 Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Portland. (One-year replacement.)

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Academic philosophy

I have lost track of some of my early academic publications.