About Defiant

We live in an exciting time. Technological innovation is developing rapidly and our response to it will dictate our future. In much the way the Internet changed the world in the 90s, we, as a society, are about to transform drastically again. However, instead of just one technology influencing our future, there are multiple. They will change how we operate and new industries will emerge. When science and technology integrates completely into everything we do, innovators will be seen as celebrities on a mainstream scale. At Defiant, we are on the forefront of documenting this constant evolution through unique, high quality editorial content infused with the latest interactive elements. Our content will always be relevant, digestible, and will show our readers how they can truly incorporate these sci-fi realities into their everyday. Each issue will cross between the contemporary and the futuristic, to allow people in the present to relate to tomorrow. We will also support, and help develop new revolutionary technologies we encounter.

Defiant Magazine is "your guide to the world of tomorrow".

Defiant Team

Editor in Chief

Bacall Michaels created the Defiant after her blog's success in 2010, and now controls every aspect of the zine. What primarily sets Bacall apart is her immerse knowledge of the subjects she covers. Bacall can quickly adapt to any situation, from talking to scientists about bioengineering one minute, to communicating with manufacturers about garment cuts the next.

Web Developer

Sion Fletcher is a programmer based in London, spending some of his time teaching Interaction Design at Central Saint Martins. He recently developed Polymo for the iPhone, and is a natural at writing algorithms from scratch.

Head Journalist

Orion Facey is DEFIANT’s resident London journalist and fashion design graduate. Through his work he addresses the future of gender, fashion, technology, science, and their politics. Orion’s most recent pieces incorporate genderless synthetic beings and how they are expressed through intimate design.

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