18 January 2018
Time for a complete update! As my byline indicates I’ve been messing about online since 1979, first in NYC with my Bulletin Board System, New York Online, one of the first anywhere in the world to network independent journalism to the planet. NYOL ran from around 1983 to 1992 when I relocated to South Africa, working for the African National Congress, directing the creation of the Election Information Unit for the 1994 democratic election. In 1995 I started All Things Digital, an Internet development company that ran until the ‘bubble burst in 2000.
My background however is Fine Art and later 3-D design, lecturing in sculpture and when the Macintosh computer came along, desktop publishing. But mucking about with computers led me into all kinds of stuff from electronic and print publishing to radio and video, working with liberation movements in Africa and Central America as well as lecturing on Desktop Publishing at New York State University, the Fashion Institute in Manhattan (1991-1992).
In 2002 I ended up back in the city of my birth, London which is where I am to this day, beavering away.
In 2003 the invasion of Iraq prompted me to start writing once more and setting up my original Website, williambowles.info, which I still edit. But a couple of years ago I decided to create this site dedicated solely to my own writing, which now tops around 800 essays.
You can also find my work published on a number of other sites including: Information Clearing House, Global Research, Dandelion Salad, Strategic Culture Foundation, ColdType, Black Agenda Report, Dissident Voice, 4th Media, Journal of People, Monthly Review, Climate and Capitalism, and who knows where else across the world, as well as being translated into an unknown number of languages but which include at the last count, Portugese, Spanish, Arabic, Serbian, German…
I have also had work published in print by Pluto Press, Art Institute of Chicago, the UNDP and elsewhere.
My latest venture is script writing with one movie hopefully in the works, a story that’s been burning a hole in me since 2001, presciently titled, ‘Dark Ages’.
That’ll do for now…
William Bowles, Writer, Editor and Publisher
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