Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of Breaking Open the Head (Broadway Books, 2002), 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl (Tarcher/Penguin, 2006), and Notes from the Edge Times (Tarcher/Penguin, 2010). He was featured in the documentary 2012: Time for Change, directed by Joao Amorim and produced by Mangusta Films. He is the host of Mind Shift (www.mindshift.net), a talk show on cutting-edge approaches to art, social change, and consciousness, on GaiamTV.
In 2007, he launched the web magazine Reality Sandwich and co-founded Evolver.net, an online webinar and E-commerce company, along with The Evolver Network, a nonprofit initiative. Daniel is Executive Editor, of Evolver Editions, a publishing imprint of North Atlantic Books, which has published works by Charles Eisenstein, Patrick Harpur, and many others. In 2013, he started a think tank, Center for Planetary Culture, with a grant from Tides Foundation. Pinchbeck is currently working as a corporate consultant. He recently organized a two-day summit on climate change at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, with nonprofits including the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, 350.org and Rainforest Action Network.
Pinchbeck presents at conferences and festivals around the world, including Boom in Portugal, Lightning in a Bottle, Burning Man, Mystic Garden in Maui, Ozora in Hungary, DazedFest in London, Distortion in Copenhagen, La Callaca TedX in San Miguel del Allende, the World Psychedelic Forum in Basel, Summit Series in Utah, Science and Nonduality, and Breaking Convention in London. He has been interviewed on The Colbert Report, Coast to Coast AM, The History Channel, Whitley Streiber’s Unknown Country, BrandX with Russell Brand, Interview Magazine, Purple, and many other places.
His essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, ArtForum, The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice, and many other publications. He has written regular columns for Art & Antiques, The Art Newspaper of London, Arthur, Conscious Choice, and Dazed & Confused. He wrote introductions for books including The Psychedelic Experience by Timothy Leary, The Joyous Cosmology by Alan Watts, and Rainforest Medicine by Jonathan Miller Weisberger and Kathy Glass. He has written catalogs for a number of art exhibitions, including a show of Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol at the Gagosian Gallery in New York.
He lives in the East Village of New York City, where he is currently completing his next book.