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Kevin Kelly was born in Pennsylvania in 1952 and graduated from Westfield High School, Westfield, New Jersey in 1970. Although he dropped out of University of Rhode Island after only one year, his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Esquire, The Economist and other periodicals —in addition to the books he has authored and the magazines he either edited, founded, or helped to found.

When he was 27 Kevin Kelly was a freelance photo journalist, and got locked out of his hostel in Jerusalem due to being late for a curfew. He slept on the supposed spot where Jesus was crucified, and in the morning had a religious experience. He decided to live as if he only had six months left to live. He went and lived peacefully with his parents, anonymously gave away his money, visited his friends, and came back home to “die” on the night of Halloween.
Kelly’s writing has appeared in many other national and international publications such as The New York Times, The Economist, Time, Harper’s Magazine, Science…

Kelly’s most notable book-length publication, Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World (1994), presents a view on the mechanisms of complex organization.
Among Kelly’s personal involvements is a campaign to make a full inventory of all living species on earth, an effort also known as the Linnaean enterprise. The goal is to make an attempt at an “all species” web-based catalog in one generation (25 years).

On the other hand, Kevin Kelly  has  contacted with people whose work is the technology ,for instance, some people submitted a proyect about an Official Master in Digital and Interactive  Comunication with the special guess,in this case as we have said, Kevin Kelly.

Kelly lives in Pacifica, California, a small coastal town just south of San Francisco. He is a devout Christian. He is married and has three children.


Kevin Kelly (editor). (2008, October 9). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved November 14, 2008.

Kevin Kelly’s biography. (2008, February 28). In Kevin Kelly’s webpage. Retrieved November 14, 2008.

Máster de comunicación digital interactiva. (2007, May 19). In Retrieved November 14, 2008.

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