John Boylan is a writer and producer living in Seattle. For more than 20 years, he has produced and hosted a roundtable conversation series about art, politics and science. The series has featured more than 500 guests, including some of Seattle’s most fascinating artists, writers, scientists, poets, musicians, actors, activists and impresarios. In 2016 he created, produced and co-curated 9e2, a nine-day festival of art, science and technology held at Seattle’s King Street Station. The festival included work by more than 100 artists, engineers and scientists. He is currently working on follow-up events. Boylan worked in web publishing at Microsoft for 15 years, and has also been an editor, journalist, art critic and researcher. He holds an MA in communications from the University of Washington and two BA degrees, in history and English literature, from Pennsylvania State University.