R. U. Sirius (born Ken Goffman) is an American writer, musician, and cyberculture icon best known as co-founder and original Editor-in Chief of the first popular technoculture magazine, Mondo 2000, in the early 1990′s. His most recent book is True Mutations: Interviews on The edge of Science, Technology, and Consciousness. His other books have included Mondo 2000: A User’s Guide to the New Edge, Design for Dying, The Revolution: Quotations from Party Chairman RU Sirius and Couterculture through the Ages: From Abraham to Acid House. In the 1990s, he wrote columns for Wired News, ARTFORUM International, and the San Francisco Examiner, and was a regular contributor to Wired Magazine and his writing appeared in Time, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Vanity Fair, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, Village Voice and many other mainstream and alternative publications. He is currently the host of the “NeoFiles” and “The RU Sirius Show” podcasts on the MondoGlobo Network at www.mondoglobo.net and a regular contributor to the online magazine 10 Zen Monkeys. Finally, R.U. Sirius is teaching an 8-week online course about the work of Timothy Leary from Feb. 26 to April 27, 2007.