Go visit Joe Grand’s art opening if you’re around in SF today! –
“Goofy, high-strung, some may say neurotic,” answers Joe Grand when asked to describe himself. He grew up in Boston and was a member of the legendary hacker collective L0pht Heavy Industries, testifying before the United States Senate under his nom de hack, Kingpin, and being praised as a “modern day Paul Revere” by the Senators for his research and warnings of computer security weaknesses.
Involved in electronics since the age of 7, Joe works on secret projects for his company, Grand Idea Studio, and is a well-known electrical engineer and hardware hacker. He now lives in San Francisco, is the author of two books, contributor to four others, on the technical advisory board of MAKE Magazine, and is a co-host of an upcoming engineering build show for Discovery Channel.