San Francisco-based Erik Davis is a author, journalist, and cultural critic. He has contributed to 21C, Wired, Lingua Franca, The Wire and The Nation, but is best known for his work at the Village Voice, where he has written about television, technology, music, philosophy, and the subcultural landscape. Davis also writes regularly for Gnosis, a magazine devoted to Western esoteric religious traditions. His essay Techgnosis: Magic, Memory, and the Angels of Information appeared in Mark Dery's Flame Wars, and he has lectured internationally on topics ranging from jungle music to techno-spirituality to millennialist subcultures. In spring 1998 he finished his book Techgnosis, investigating the occult, spiritual, and religious undercurrents of the "information age."