James John Bell (1969) co-founded the non-profit advocacy communications organization smartMeme in 2002. SmartMeme's clients include national nonprofits, like Greenpeace and the Breast Cancer Fund, as well as local grassroots organizations. BenBella Books published Bell's afterword to the environmental science fiction classic The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner. His other writings on science fiction and social change can be found in the book Pie Any Means Necessary - The Biotic Baking Brigade Cookbook. He has authored chapters in The Battle for Azeroth: Adventure, Alliance, and Addiction in the World of Warcraft and So Say We All: An Unauthorized Collection of Thoughts and Opinions on Battlestar Galactica.
Bell was a writer/director at the non-profit public interest communications firm Sustain from 2000 to 2003. At Sustain he managed advertising and public relations campaigns for clients including the Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network, Earthjustice, Friends of the Earth, and the Center For Food Safety among others. Bell's work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and Communication Arts.
He is one of a few published environmental critics of the technological singularity, most notably profiled on KurzweilAI.net's Big Thinkers and as a featured author at Stanford's 2006 Singularity Summit. See his Futurist magazine cover story "Exploring the Singularity" (May, 2003) for a cautionary environmentalist perspective on technological convergence and NBIC technologies.