CMS Snippets

“Do you just… apply theory to everything?” – Eurah Hashtags are really just human classification of metadata – information which is traditionally used by computers to classify data. Does this mean that there’s this strange human-computer collaboration / hybrid happening? Given the NSA disclosure that they were snooping on conversations but “it’s ok since it’s […]


a feat requiring years of retraining of the mind and sensory organs, a painstaking human rewiring, or upgrade, if you will, while on the ground the general sees his and disparate other contemporary narratives play out simultaneously, indeed as the emerging market equity trader does, and as the rapid-fire TV remote user and the multiple-computer-window […]

Poetic Random Nerve Firings

When an engineer brags that they don’t like fiction That their bookmarks are filled of Medium articles and business koans Isn’t there something lost? You can not consume all the media in the world You can not consume all the media you want to consume You can not consume all the media you need to […]

Tau Beta Pi

Talk about the most unforgettable experience you’ve ever had (500 words) Calling something “the most unforgettable” is kind of weird. At first, when I read this prompt, I was very confused. I know that the question is fishing for BIG events – the windsurfing in the Caribbean, the mission trip in Africa, y’know, the stuff […]

CMS.616 Readings and Mafia

For class today, we had to read a bunch of interesting articles which talk about mafia. First: “The Promise of Play: A New Approach to Productive Play” – Lindtner and Dourish. This article actually talks about the Chinese version of Mafia, called “The Killer Game” and how it is actually a really upper class game, […]

Tech Op-Ed

I wrote an op-ed for The Tech, MIT’s student-run newspaper. It’s basically the more optimistic / action-oriented version of earlier security screeds, best summarized by my Burchard Scholars essay here. It’s been interesting to see who has come up to ++ my writing and also who came out to help me with copy-editing. Even after […]