Chris Carlsson, director of the multimedia history project Shaping San Francisco (now a wiki at foundsf.org), is a writer, publisher, editor, and community organizer. He has written two books (After the Deluge, Nowtopia) and edited five books, (Reclaiming San Francisco, The Political Edge, Bad Attitude, Critical Mass: Bicycling’s Defiant Celebration and Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco, 1968-78. He redesigned and co-authored an expanded Virtual Waters: A History of San Francisco’s Mission Bay. He is a co-founder of the San Francisco-based CounterPULSE, where he has produced weekly public Talks since January 2006. He also conducts award-winning bicycle history tours. He has given hundreds of public presentations based on Shaping San Francisco, Critical Mass, and Nowtopia since the late 1990s, and has appeared dozens of times in radio, television and on the internet.
- Attitude Adjustment Seminar, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London, England, 1990
- The Door is Always Open, Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco, 1993
- Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today. AK Press, Oakland, 2008.
- After the Deluge: A Novel of Post-Economic San Francisco. Full Enjoyment Books, San Francisco, 2004.
- Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco, 1968-78. City Lights Foundation, San Francisco, 2011.