Justin Allyn Hall
Freelance Writing
Coverage of entertainment technology; digital culture, video and mobile games, travel reporting.
Publications include The New York Times, The South China Morning Post, Rolling Stone, Salon, Wired, The Feature, Online Journalism Review, XBox Nation, Feed Magazine (see a full list of articles).

Public Speaking
Panels and keynote presentations on web publishing, digital culture and video games.
In Northern Europe, conferences including SIME and Reboot. In America, venues including the Rand Corporation, Lollapalooza, E3 Expo, Game Developer's Conference (see a list of speaking venues).

Web Strategy
Developing web sites and online publishing strategies for numerous writers, artists, businesses and content ventures.

GX Media/Gamers.com, Berkeley/Richmond, CA, (August 1999 - January 2001)
Gamers.com was a web portal covering video games and traditional games.
Director of Innovation: content strategy, evangelism and project management.
Playstation Editor: researching game content and links, writing articles, interviewing gamers, game designers and game publishers.

ZDTV, San Francisco, (April 1998 - October 1998)
ZDTV was the first American cable television channel devoted to technology.
On-Air TV Host, "Web Workshop," weekly HTML tutorial and web education segment airing on national cable television. Wrote weekly articles for ZDTV web site.

Electric Minds, San Francisco (July 1996 - January 1997)
Started by author Howard Rheingold, Electric Minds was a virtual community portal - one of the ten best web sites of 1996, according to Time magazine.
"Keeper of the vision": researcher, columnist, web site design and production, online promotions, virtual community hosting.

HotWired, San Francisco (September 1994 - January 1995)
HotWired was Wired Magazine's web site, and the first large scale commercial web magazine.
Editorial Assistant: fact checking, net surfing, interfacing with contributors, assistant to Executive Editor Howard Rheingold, web site design and production duties, online promotions.

Wired Magazine, San Francisco (June 1994 - August 1994)
Wired Magazine was the official media organ of the digital revolution during the mid-1990s.
Internship in the online department: web site design and production.

Justin's Links from the Underground (January 1994 - Present)
Composed one of the early successful personal web pages on the internet; featured in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and in the documentary Home Page, shown at Sundance. (see a list of print references).

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA (September 1993 - June 1998)
Bachelor of Arts degree: self-designed special major, "Meaning Context and Media"
Activities: Disk Jockey, Student Newspaper, Literary Magazines, Radio Station Promotions, Web Publishing Tutorials, College Computer Society, College President Outreach Program
Post-graduate study of the Japanese language at University of California Berkeley. Lived in Japan for 18 months in 2001-2003, studying the culture, history and media technology. Editor of Chanpon.org, a web journal about foreign-Japanese cultural mixing. Member of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, sitting on their ITPC committee. Developed personal weblog for venture capitalist Joichi Ito.

Extended stays in Honduras, Japan, South Korea, Ireland, Nebraska, France and Scandinavia. Shorter visits to Mexico, Morocco, Egypt, Russia, Thailand, Nepal, Italy, France, England, Canada. A Greyhound bus trip across America in 1996 staying with people met on the internet.

References Available

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