In addition to my academic writing, I also write for a public audience, including writing about technology and society at Time.com. Check out the following stories in print and online:
- The Problem with Police Body Cameras, Time Ideas May 4, 2015, on how the legal interpretation of visual evidence is always in the eye of the more powerful beholder.
- What Sci-Fi Got Wrong About the Apple Watch, Time Ideas April 24, 2015, describes the role of conspicuous consumption in the future of ubiquitous computing.
- Stop Counting On Individuals To Solve California's Water Crisis, Time Ideas April 20, 2015, takes an infrastructural approach to the problems of natural resource management.
- Celebrity Nude Photo Hack Exposes Flaw In How We Think About Privacy and the Cloud, Time Ideas September 2, 2014, explains how we should best approach privacy and cloud computing.
- The Real Reason You Should Be Worried About That Facebook Experiment, Time Ideas July 2, 2014, reveals the funding cuts that are incentivizing big data experimentation and dubious ethics in corporate contexts.
- My Experiment Opting Out of Big Data Made Me Look Like a Criminal, Time Ideas May 1, 2014, describes the false choice of "opting out" of data collection technologies based on personal experience.
- Don't Gut NASA Space Missions, CNN Opinion December 14, 2013, describes how impending cuts to NASA's Curiosity and Cassini missions don't just affect science, but impact American STEM jobs, education, and innovation.
- Give Apple Maps a Chance, CNN Opinion October 5, 2012, about my experiences breaking up with Google, and why Apple's decision to lauch their own maps application offers users more choice.
- Also covered by The Times of London
- Seminar's Relevance, Op Ed in The Daily Princetonian April 4, 2012, about the possibilities for educational technologies that take the seminar seriously as a point of departure for design.
- Lost in Space? Cuts to NASA Threaten Innovation, Diplomacy, Op Ed at PBS Need To Know, February 27, 2012, on the topic of the FY2013 NASA budget cuts and the problems they pose for international collaboration.
- Where are the Women in the Technology Top 30 Under 30?, Op Ed in Forbes Woman, December 21, 2011, took Forbes to task for including only two women in their Top 30 Under 30 on Technology.
- Our Favorite Martians, a feature article in Air and Space Magazine discussing my work on the Mars Rover mission, March 2010.
- Doing the Rover Dance, published in Ambidextrous Magazine aimed at the design and human computer interaction community, 2009.
- My work on the London Underground Map was also featured in a page spread in National Geographic in July, 2008, pictured below.
- Ever wonder why Neil Armstrong landed in the Sea of Tranquility instead of on Sicily? My work on mapping and naming the moon was published in Endeavour Magazine in 2004.
Public presentations and videos:
- My panel talk at Theorizing the Web 2014 about opting out of big data collection was covered by Mashable and is online here.
- My talk at the San Francisco Exploratorium about how the Mars Exploration Rover scientists learn to "see like a Rover" is online here.
Radio hosting and interviews:
- I was a guest panelist on KALW 91.7fm San Francisco's Your Call to discuss the future of space exploration, August 15, 2012. Audio recording is online here
- I presented weekly original segments on topics in contemporary science on Science Corner on CKNW980 Vancouver's Jennifer Mather Show.
- I was the co-host of Cambridge University Radio's The Science Show.
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