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technology | Jul 18th, 2019

Blurring the Boundaries of Privacy in a Digital Age: Tech Writer Susan Fowler Investigates for The New York Times

“The boundaries of privacy are in dispute, and its future is in doubt.” These are the words from the The Privacy Project, a limited-run newsletter in the New York Times that explores the blurring lines between public and private. Susan Fowler, the magazine’s Op-Ed Technology writer and #MeToo... Continue Reading →
technology | Jul 17th, 2019

What Are the Benefits of Meeting People Online? Atlantic Editor Derek Thompson Weighs In

The Internet is now the most popular way for couples to meet each other, claims a Stanford University paper. In their study focused on American heterosexual couples, researchers concluded that online dating has now “displaced friends and families as key intermediaries in the formation of new unions... Continue Reading →
technology | Jul 10th, 2019

Shoshana Zuboff’s Book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism Explored in a New Scottish Production

What challenges does the digital future impose on our democracy, freedom, and humanity? A new production performed by the Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble explores the intersection of technology and capitalism—based on Shoshana Zuboff’s acclaimed book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.... Continue Reading →
technology | Jun 18th, 2019

Lavin Speaker John Maeda Appointed Chief Experience Officer at Leading Digital Transformation Company

A leader in the world of design, technology, education, and computer science, John Maeda is one of Silicon Valley’s most revered names. Now, he’s spearheading design at Publicis Sapient—a digital consultancy firm—to guide legacy companies through the peaks and valleys of the digital revolution. As... Continue Reading →
technology | Jun 7th, 2019

AR and VR Are Permeating Pop Culture—and New Digital Aggregator XRGoesPop Tracks These Cross-Reality Explosions

As a world-leading expert in Augmented Reality, Helen Papagiannis dynamically shows how the technology applies to a variety of industries. Now she’s launched XRGoesPop: an ever-evolving digital archive that gorgeously documents XR (Augmented Reality, Virtual reality, and Virtual Beings) and how it’... Continue Reading →
technology | Apr 16th, 2019

Nicholas Thompson’s WIRED Cover Story on What Happened When Zuckerburg Set Out to “Fix” Facebook

WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson is the go-to authority on the world’s most important story—how science and tech are changing our lives. His most recent cover story details the scandals, backstabbing, resignations, reboots, record profits and time bombs that characterized Facebook’s 2018—“... Continue Reading →
technology | Sep 26th, 2018

The Markup, Sue Gardner’s New Journalism Venture, Will Hold Institutions That Abuse Technology Accountable

Launching today, Sue Gardner’s investigative journalism venture, The Markup, seeks to uncover how powerful institutions use and abuse technology in ways that cause widespread harm. “In a healthy society, there’s an ongoing conversation about what’s in the public interest—it includes legislators,... Continue Reading →
technology | Jan 17th, 2018

Biotech. Beats. Big Ideas. Introducing MIT’s David Kong, the STEM Expert Who Wants to Bring Everyone Into the Lab.

How do we advance scientific progress? We need to be more inclusive, says new Lavin speaker David Kong, Director of MIT Media Lab’s new Community Biotechnology Initiative. We must bring art together with technology. More importantly, we need to invite different minds into the lab and classroom,... Continue Reading →
technology | Dec 14th, 2017

Among the “Top Influencers” on LinkedIn for 2017 Is Nicholas Thompson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired

LinkedIn’s Top Voices: Influencers are those who are “curating what you need to know to stay ahead when it comes to understanding the world and your career.” This year, Wired editor-in-chief, Nicholas Thompson made the list (alongside Canadian superstar Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and GE Vice... Continue Reading →
technology | Oct 26th, 2017

Does the Rise of Robots Mean the End of Work? And Is That a Bad Thing? Martin Ford’s New TED Talk

“Is it possible that at some point in the future, a significant fraction of the human workforce will be made redundant?” asks Martin Ford in his freshly-minted TED Talk. The exciting possibilities of new technology have always been tempered by threat, he says. How can we protect ourselves and... Continue Reading →
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