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Roy Christopher's main interests are figurative language use (hence the Hip-hop) and the evolution of technology (hence the media theory). His main goal as a writer is to entertain and as a scientist is to find novelty, though he admits he's more of the former than the latter and more of a fan than a critic. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Christopher's main project from 1997 to 2007 was frontwheeldrive.com, through which he established himself as what Disinformation editor Alex Burns called, "one of the internet's leading interviewers of subculture and new-science icons." Scott McCloud described the site as "nicely designed and packed with ideas (a rarity on both counts)," and Mark Dery called it "brutally cool." A book-length anthology of the best interviews from the site, Follow for Now: Interviews with Friends and Heroes (Well-Red Bear), was released in 2007, and has been lauded for its eclectic but consistent content. From April, 2004 to October, 2007, he was assistant editor to Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky on his anthology Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture (MIT Press, 2008). Though his work has been featured on numerous websites, in many magazines, and in a few books, roychristopher.com is now home to most of his writing.