July 2016

The Promise of Education Technology

Around this time last year, I was chatting with one of my friends about the recent trend of college hackathons and he blurted, “wouldn’t it be awesome to have a hackathon at the white house?” We talked about it a bit before getting back to our homework.

July 2016

Civil Liberties, the Internet, and Computer Security

In the internet-connected world we live in, aspects of privacy, security, and governance have been abstracted into an intangible, virtually invisible dimension that is hard to understand and harder to navigate.

June 2016

Education is Design Part 1

We live in an era in which every product, process, and organization is being constantly examined, analyzed, and rebuilt to adapt to ever-changing circumstances, of which education is no stranger.

February 2016

Gerrymandering – A Technologist’s Approach

Gerrymandering, a process of drawing district lines to the advantage of a political party, is a problem that causes unequal political representation. In a democracy that is supposedly governed by the people, how can we fix gerrymandering in a way to promote equal representation?

January 2016

A Social Framework for Product Design

Despite living in an age known for digital interconnectedness, the product that unequivocally took my breath away in recent memory was built in 1898, is not a modern technological product, and is not a product of a for-profit organization.

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