Derrick Jensen is a prolific author and radical environmental activist. His work centres around critiquing civilisation as an entire social system, exploring its inherent values, hidden premises, and links to supremacism, oppression, and genocide; as well as corporate, domestic, and worldwide ecological abuse.
His 2004 work, Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control, with George Draffan, is a strong critique of technoculture and the trajectory of technological escalation. In 2008, Jensen was named one of Utne Readers “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”
He has written for Orion, Audubon, and The Sun Magazine, among others, and has also taught creative writing at Pelican Bay State Prison and Eastern Washington University.