Claire L. Evans

  • Singer-Songwriter of Grammy-Nominated Pop Group YACHT
  • Author of 'Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women who Made the Internet'
  • Founding Editor, VICE's 'Terraform'


Claire L. Evans is a writer and musician. She is the singer and coauthor of the multiple Webby and GRAMMY-nominated pop group YACHT, known for their expansive investigations into the intersection of art and technology. Their groundbreaking 2019 release, Chain Tripping, was produced in collaboration with machine learning researchers and artists, and Claire has spoken about YACHT’s unique working process—and the significance of AI as a creative tool—at academic computer science conferences and music festivals alike.

Claire has her hands in past and future simultaneously: as the founding editor of VICE’s Terraform, she has published leading and emerging voices in speculative fiction, and as the author of Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women who Made the Internet (Penguin Random House, 2018), she helps audiences understand the true history of technology. Broad Band has received acclaim from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus, Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, and Scientific American, and been featured on NPR’s Science Friday.

Claire writes extensively about computation, biology, and technology culture and history for outlets such as VICE, Rhizome, The Guardian, WIRED, Rest of World, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Document Journal, Eye on Design, Quartz, OneZero, PioneerWorks, and Aeon, among others. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is a faculty advisor to graduate design students at Art Center College of Design.

 

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Claire L. Evans is a writer and musician. She is the singer and coauthor of the multiple Webby and GRAMMY-nominated pop group YACHT, known for their expansive investigations into the intersection of art and technology. Their groundbreaking 2019 release, Chain Tripping, was produced in collaboration with machine learning researchers and artists, and Claire has spoken about YACHT’s unique working process—and the significance of AI as a creative tool—at academic computer science conferences and music festivals alike.

Claire has her hands in past and future simultaneously: as the founding editor of VICE’s Terraform, she has published leading and emerging voices in speculative fiction, and as the author of Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women who Made the Internet (Penguin Random House, 2018), she helps audiences understand the true history of technology. Broad Band has received acclaim from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus, Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, and Scientific American, and been featured on NPR’s Science Friday.

Claire writes extensively about computation, biology, and technology culture and history for outlets such as VICE, Rhizome, The Guardian, WIRED, Rest of World, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Document Journal, Eye on Design, Quartz, OneZero, PioneerWorks, and Aeon, among others. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is a faculty advisor to graduate design students at Art Center College of Design.