Having grown up on a steady diet of German opera and lieder as well as Spanish guitar, I count myself lucky to have been exposed to classical music from an early age in a way that few Americans of my generation were. That being said, in recent years I’ve found myself reflecting on where the […]
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Just before the holiday break, a friend and I went on the Queens Historical Society‘s annual Holiday Historic House Tour. As a native New Englander perpetually amazed by how New York seems to continually reinvent and modernize itself, I was intrigued by the idea of visiting homes from America’s colonial period right here in my […]
Sometimes nerd dreams really do come true: I recently got an assignment on how sci-fi predicted the tech inventions we enjoy and even take for granted today. All those hours spent watching Star Trek, Caprica, and films like The Fifth Element directly informed this piece. I hope you enjoy reading it. On a related note, […]
Until recently, if you’d asked me what my favorite social media platform was, I would have answered “Twitter” without hesitation. I was an enthusiastic early adopter, and I’ve used the service constantly for a decade now. I’ve even been a Twitter evangelist of sorts, teaching webinars on the subject to fellow technologists and writing extensively about […]
I recently attended a noh music workshop that deeply moved me, causing me to reflect on how intimately classical music—right down to the musical instrument I grew up alongside—has shaped my life and continues to do so. For those who have not encountered noh before, it’s a traditional Japanese performing art dating back to the […]
“OMG, spoilers!” Some people are really adamant about not encountering spoilers for their favorite TV show under any circumstances, and sci-fi / fantasy fans tend to be especially doctrinaire in that regard. So you can imagine how Game of Thrones fans responded when they learned that HBO had been hacked over the summer and GoT […]
One of the reasons I enjoy writing for HP’s Tektonika magazine is that they often give me interesting, rich, thought-provoking assignments. This is one of them: a piece on how we may soon be using liquid biopsies to detect and treat cancer. Through gene sequencing, doctors can identify bits of DNA that cancer cells have […]
It’s finally here. I got to enjoy Star Trek: Discovery in all its glory this past Sunday. Yesss! After 12 years with no Trek on the air, it’s so fantastic to be boldly going, once more, into uncharted territory with a brand new crew. I’m not going to attempt to write an exhaustive review of […]
Late this summer, while I was enjoying my staycation, I paid a visit to the Rose Reading Room at the New York Public Library. During the years I worked as an IT director down the street at a high-paced, frantic nonprofit, I had cast a yearning eye on the building’s stately façade while walking by […]
What’s a chatbot, and why should we care that businesses are increasingly using them to augment their customer service operations? They provide a glimpse of what the future of automation may look like. While their introduction has met with mixed success, there’s no question we’re going to interact with more of them before long (in […]
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