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Astrology is Fake and Oxen Might Be Rats, The Hairpin, January 2017

There is No Neutral Interface, NiemanLab, December 2016

Encounters with Other Intelligences: Reflections from Digital Asia Hub’s AI in Asia Conference, Digital Asia Hub, December 2016

Toward a Constructive Technology Criticism, Columbia Journalism Review, October 2016

How Virginia Heffernan is reinventing tech criticism, Columbia Journalism Review, June 2016

Bits of Me, Schirn Mag, May 2016

Living with Data SeriesGizmodo, September 2015

Styles and Customs in the 2020se-flux 56th Venice biennale, June 2015

Data is the New “___”, DIS Magazine, The Data Issue, February 2015

My First Internet, Collection on Medium, February 2015 (editor)
Enchanting Chatrooms, February 2015

But Ferguson was Trending in my Feed in Youth and Online News: Reflections and Perspectives, Berkman Center, February 2015

2015: The year wearables finally become wearable, and data more meaningful, Beta Boston, December 2014

Internet Monitor 2014: Reflections on the Digital World, Berkman Center, December 2014

Living with Data Series, Al Jazeera America, September–November 2014

Stepping Down: Rethinking the Fitness Tracker The Atlantic, September 2014

Data Science: What the Facebook Controversy is Really About The Atlantic, July 2014

Data Doppelgängers and the Uncanny Valley of Personalization The Atlantic, June 2014

What’s Meaningful Transparency for Consumers? AdExchanger, June 2014

If Customers Knew How You Use Their Data, Would They Call It Creepy? Harvard Business Review, April 2014

You Are Your Data — And you should demand the right to use it Slate, November 2013

This iPhone Chip Turns Us All Into Activity Trackers — Whether We Want To or Not Wired, October 2013

Living with Data: Personal Data Uses of the Quantified Self Oxford Internet Institute Masters Thesis, OII MSc Thesis Award, August 2013

The Greatest Bond Villain of All: Technology The Atlantic, November 2012

I Didn’t Tell Facebook I’m Engaged, So Why Is It Asking About My Fiancé? The Atlantic, March 2012

Use Google? Time to Get Real About Protecting Your Digital Self The Atlantic, January  2012

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We don’t often get to ask our machines, “What makes you think that about me?”
— Data Doppelgängers and the Uncanny Valley of Personalization