Selected Blog Posts and REsearch Articles

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Truman Capote's Black and White Ball: An American Exhibit

A strange and mesmerizing event took place in New York City on November 28, 1966. Hundreds of influential men and women of the day donned masks, slipped into their finery, and went to a ball hosted by author Truman Capote. The fashion of the era called for splashy colors. But the guests only wore two that evening: black and white.

Harvard Extension School, October 2016. 

Folly, fear, and the internet's future

Time flies. The present roars past us, bringing us to the brink of the future before we know it. During the dial-up era, we couldn’t imagine computers in our pockets or messaging everywhere we went.

As the Internet developed, the discussions around its future evolved. We wondered how it would look in “the future” – that distant land of possibilities.

The most honest answer was (and is), “Who knows?”

Veridium Blog, October 2017.

IoT: The Internet of Vulnerable Things

Internet of Things (IoT) devices present us with a promise. They promise that our lives will become more convenient when we connect our home assistants, Smart TVs, and security devices to the Internet. For many people, this ends up being true. IoT devices can harness the Internet to save you time and summon powerful resources at the sound of your voice.

However, that promise comes with a caveat.

Veridium Blog, October 2017.

 

Cybersecurity ethics: No Choice is Perfect

You arrive at dinner a little early. The waiter seats you as you wait for your friend.

A few minutes later, your friend approaches with a wave and a horrific dress shirt. It’s the kind of shirt that offends all and delights no one. 

Do you tell him? Now or later? Do you want to hurt his feelings? Or will letting him continue to wear the shirt be worse?

Veridium Blog, October 2017

The Interns Are Coming

Pre-law and law students exist in a bubble.
These greenhorns probably have no idea what working at a law firm is like. They don’t know about the drudgery, or how long the hours are, or that it’s not like an episode of Suits.

It might be time to dispel their illusions. 

eGenerationMarketing Blog, May 2017.