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Allan Maurer
Works at TechMediaco
Attended Bloomsburg University, Michigan State
Lives in Durham, NC
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Did you hear the one about last month’s ‘supermoon?’ Yeah, we know. The hype was actually for an event that was less than spectacular, as it revolved around the first New Moon of 2015 on January 20...
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I love the 1950s Galaxy. It took a satirical view of the world via science fiction. Every issue is available online at the Internet archives.
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American Dance fest, 2014. #adf2014
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Why are so many tech savvy people bullish on bitocin? Remember that Internet word, "disintermediation?" It means, it cuts out the middle man.
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If you're in the Research Trianlge, the biocoin expo this weekend is a good intro to this innovative currency. My article surveys the issues surrounding it.
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I've been listening to Gustav Mahler's work for more than 40 years. Which recordings of his symphonies are the best?
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Want some thrills and chills that don't come from the weather this winter? The Nevermore Horror film festival at the Durham, NC Carolina Theater fills the bill. 
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Please don't bury me here. I hate waiting in a car. So what do we call this, Perautogatory? Hell on wheels?
 
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Shot at the American Dance Festival, 2014. #dance #photography
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I keep working on my piece about the best Mahler recordings. Which do you think are best for each symphony? #Mahler #classic music
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I use Evernote daily. Works on all my devices. No more paper files for me. #Evernote  
Once upon a time in a distant era when the dinosaurs roamed my backyard, I had to keep filing cabinets full of clippings from magazines, newspapers, and assorted other print sources as research for my writing. When I moved to...
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I like my pens SMOOOOOOOTH.... As a writer, I'm addicted to the best tools I can find. I write for a living, so fast and dependable are my first two requirements of any write-tool I use. Pens, for instance. Currently, while I...
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Editor, writer, photographer, teacher
Employment
  • TechMediaco
    Editor, writer, social media manager, present
    Editor of TechMedia's event sites (www.internetsummitcommunity.com and others), manage social media related to the sites (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook).
  • North Carolina Magazine
    Editor, 2004 - 2007
    Edited this statewide publication for the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Wrote about a third of its articles long and short, did photography, including cover shots, dealt with freelancers, budget, and staff.
  • LocalTechWire
    Co-founder, reporter, 2002 - 2004
    Co-founded this daily technology news site focused on the Research Triangle, NC, wrote daily news and feature items and weekly columns. Sold to Capitol Cities WRAL in Raleigh.
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    lecturer, 2002 - 2003
    Adjunct professor, taught news writing.
  • Localbusiness.com, dbusiness.com
    Senior correspondent, 1999 - 2001
    Broke major startup funding and Internet technology news stories including several $100 deals ahead of the daily papers and other competing journalists in the Research Triangle for this pioneering Internet daily news site.
  • OMNI
    Senior writer
    Writer for OMNI (on monthly contract). Wrote literally hundreds of items long and short, primarily for the Continuum news section and the Antimatter section.
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Durham, NC
Previously
Bloomsburg, PA - Durham, NC, Charlotte, NC, NYC, Iselin, NJ, Charlotte, NC, Catawissa, PA
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writer, editor, teacher
Introduction
I'm a freelance writer/editor and teacher. I've worked for major national magazines from Playboy to Modern Maturity, started two regional business journals and three city magazines. Now focused on technology, science, and business, but also film criticism, film festival coverage, food writing, nutrition, and life style articles on a wide variety of topics.
Published the book, "Lasers, Lightwave of the Future" in 1982, was a contract writer for OMNI magazine's Continuum pages and have work in 2 OMNI anthologies, published science fiction stories, and can occasionally be found at SF conventions.
I'm fond of cats, ice cream, and Ozu (the Japanese director). I collect (and write about) movie memorabilia, particularly Anne Bancroft, John Sayles, Robert Altman, Woody Allen and anything to do with aliens on earth (although I'm a skeptic).
I play blues harmonica, do a few good magic tricks, juggle a bit, and dance better than the average bear, in more ways than one.
Education
  • Bloomsburg University, Michigan State
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