Tom Mahon has written about technology as publicist, journalist, novelist, dramatist and activist.
Since the early 1990s, he has spoken and written widely on the need to reconnect technical capability with social responsibility. Speaking venues have included MIT, the International Solid State Circuits Conference, the United Religions Initiative, the San Francisco Fringe Festival, assemblies sponsored by the U.S. State Department, as well as to local congregations, senior centers, and middle school students. His writings have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Electronic Engineering Times, National Catholic Reporter and Business 2.0.
In addition, the work has been covered in The New York Times, The International Herald-Tribune, CNN, CNET, Business Week and The San Jose Mercury, among others.
Mahon is the author of The Fandango Involvement (1980), the first novel set in Silicon Valley; and Charged Bodies: People, Power and Paradox in Silicon Valley (1985). He has also written and performed two one-man plays about humankind’s mixed history with our tools: “At Home in the Universe” and “Are We Having Fun Yet!”
Mahon holds an MBA in International Business and has had his own public relations consultancy since 1984 representing firms in electronic and genetic engineering. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He and his wife have three grown children.