Skip to Content
Adam Fisher photo

Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher is the author of Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom), named a top book for 2018 by both Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the BBC. He lives near San Francisco and writes for Wired, MIT Technology Review, and the New York Times Magazine.

connect:
evel knievel

Evel Knievel, Astronaut

The strange but true Truax story of the world’s first private space program.

Jun 29, 2022
phil ross

The Mushroom Man’s Magic

Artist Phil Ross built sculptures, furniture, and houses with fungi. Now, his mycelium material is being used in Hermès bags, and his company is worth millions. The unlikely entrepreneur’s next idea: lederhosen, made from the fleshy plants.

Jul 27, 2021
dezso molnár, streetwing flying, el mirage

On a Wing and a Prayer

With punk rocker audacity and aerospace bona fides, Dezső Molnár is out to build a street-legal flying car. The materials? Four wings, three wheels, a lipstick-red propeller, and duct tape—lots and lots of duct tape. Oh, and a little Jesus juice, too.

Apr 6, 2021
“We are all united in a silent calculation that the relentless UV and wind will make short work of any virus and that, if there is any residual risk, it’s worth it to be here, just to feel normal again," writes Adam Fisher, a 20-year veteran of Burning Man. Pictured here are the trash man, an impromptu art piece to burn in the tradition of the event (left), and the shitty’s mayor, James Lynne Tornado.

‘The Man Has to Burn’

A visit to an unsanctioned Burning Man Festival in the time of COVID and wildfires.
Sep 10, 2020
Hearst Editorial

Alta Journal participates in an affiliate marketing program with Bookshop.org in order to support independent booksellers. Alta Journal does not receive any commissions on books purchased from our site. All commissions are distributed to our bookstore partners.

©SAN SIMEON FILMS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED