Friday Five: Social Trust

This semester, I am teaching Museum Informatics at the Harvard Extension School. Informatics is one of my favorite courses to teach - we cover data collection and use, visualization, and tech ethics. Teaching helps me focus my thoughts, talk through … [Read more]

Friday Five: Tech Ethics

Let me hear your best Jeff Goldblum impression: Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should. In this week's Friday Five, I am exploring tech ethics. The topic was on my mind last week … [Read more]

My Adult Gap Year Part 1: Letting Go

Late last year, I announced I was leaving the private sector to pursue a new adventure. Not only did I change my job and switch industries, but I moved across the Atlantic Ocean to take up residence in the United Kingdom for 15 months. This was part … [Read more]

My 2019 Word of the Year

My word of the year for 2019 is formidable. According to the dictionary, formidable means "inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable." By no means am I seeking to control through fear in the year 2019; … [Read more]