Andrew Blum is the author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, the first book-length look at the physical heart of the Internet itself. Tubes will be published on May 29, 2012 by Ecco/Harpercollins in the US and on June 7, 2012 by Viking/Penguin in the UK, with forthcoming translations into German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.
When not immersed in the Internet’s depths, Blum writes about architecture, design, technology, urbanism, art, and travel. Since 1999, his articles and essays have appeared in Wired, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Business Week, Metropolis, Popular Science, Gizmodo, The Atlantic Online, Architectural Record, and Slate, among others. He has degrees in literature from Amherst College and in human geography from the University of Toronto, and lives in his native New York City with his wife, daughter, and a black shepherd mix.