About Brad

My talk: books

My 2009 TedxCincy talk: Telling Stories on the World

Brad King is an assistant professor in Ball State University’s Department of Journalism, the director of the Digital Media Minor, and the co-director of The Center for Emerging Media Design & Development.

Along with teaching, King runs The Geeky Press, a writers collective that specializes in esoteric happenings. He hosts a quarterly storytelling series called The Downtown Writers Jam at Indy Reads Books, and a companion podcast that features one-on-one interviews with Midwestern writers. He also runs The Invictus Writers, a project in which selected students work for a year on long-form essays that are published by the collective.

He earned his Masters in Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2000, and worked for Wired magazine, Wired.com, and MIT’s Technology Review as a reporter, editor, and senior producer.  Since he left the world of magazine journalism, he’s written one book, Dungeons & Dreamers: a story of how computer games became a global culture (ETC Press, 2014), and he’s working on a second, So Far Appalachia: An American Mythology, which is due out in 2015.

Big Project: Transmedia Indiana

Big Project: Linus, the Movie