Louis D. Lo Praeste is an author, scholar, theoretician, artist, and essayist known for his critical analysis of politics, economics, and culture.
Louis worked as a corporate marketing strategist for media and advertising companies around the globe including IPG, McCann-Erickson, Omnicom, and Dentsu-aegis for nearly two decades. In 2012 he left advertising to pursue his theoretical work in social psychology, behavioral analysis, thermo-economics and financial history. For the next two years, he developed a bespoke multifactorial and stochastic model to scrub market and political data for opportunistic or anomalous divergences and non-lethal economic threats to national security. His theoretical work on machine learning and early artificial (collective) intelligence models attracted the attenton of USSCOM, the Digital innovation office of CIA, DARPA, Lockheed Martin's ATL lab, and the Universities of Waterloo and Toronto.In 2015, he was named #8 in the world by LinkedIn for Management and Culture blogging and advice. In 2016, he authored the introduction to the curriculum for the Financial Times' New York Institute for Finance Quant Engineering programme. His first novel "Capernaum" was released in July 2016, and a collection of essays on Capitalism, Humanism, and Democracy entitled, 'Vague Apocalyptica' in June 2017. Louis is currently researching and writing a new collection of essays on the ethical and metaphysical consequences of the emergence of artificial intelligence while pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh in Epistemology, Ethics and Mind. He is also currently lecturing on Robotics, Business, and Society at Hult International School of Business in San Francisco.
In 2018, he plans to publish two new books, "The Bungled and the Botched," essays on spirituality and paradox, and his second novel, "Latent Sonata." He is currently adapting "Capernaum" for television.
Louis was born in Boston, Massachusetts and studied meditation and calligraphy in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition for nearly thirty years. You can read more of his work on Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Forbes, Executive Vine, SOFX Journal, Medium and LinkedIn.
He lives and works in San Francisco California.