Ben Hammersley

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Ben Hammersley

Name: Ben Hammersley

Born: April 3, 1976, in Leicester, England

Computer-related contributions

  • British Internet technologist, author, journalist, and broadcaster.
  • Presented a six-part BBC World News series on cybercrimes (2014).
  • Innovator-in-Residence at the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies at Goldsmiths, University of London.
  • Editor at Large of Conde Nast's Wired UK magazine.
  • Member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Media Freedom.
  • Non-resident fellow of the Brookings Institution.
  • UK Prime Minister's Ambassador to East London Tech City.

Significant publications

  • Approaching the Future: 64 Things You Need to Know Now for Then (2013).
  • A Smart Guide to Utopia: 111 Inspiring Ideas for a Better City (2012).
  • Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom (2005).
  • Hacking GMail (ExtremeTech) (2005).
  • Content Syndication with RSS (2003).
  • Blogging Hacks (2003).

Honors and awards

  • Fellow of the Robert Schuman School for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (2013).
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.


"The era of extreme data, the era of being able to record everything and do massive analyses on it might sound really boring, but the real reason for doing it is that it takes away all of the uncertainties."