About Me

(Dayton Evan Ogden/Den of Oak Photography)

I’m a writer and editor fascinated by the intersection of business, technology, and culture. I write regularly for Technical.ly Brooklyn and have also contributed to Fast Company, Marie Claire, The New Yorker, OZY, and The Week. Before I began freelancing, I was a senior reporter at Inc.

Outside of work, I like discovering new music, playing the violin, making stationery, and watching football, tennis, and soapy TV dramas. I live in Brooklyn, New York, but I’ll always be a Virginian at heart.

(By the way, most of the featured photos on the homepage are from my work with Technical.ly Brooklyn! From top to bottom: 3D-printed objects from Make Mode; handicrafts made by Etsy employees adorning the company’s office; inside the BigRep One 3D printer stationed at New Lab; and last but not least, my keyboard with to-do reminders.)

Selected Clips

NYU’s Gary Marcus is an artificial intelligence contrarian
He’s not sold on the rise of the machines just yet.
Technical.ly Brooklyn, April 10, 2017

Inside Etsy’s surprisingly ambitious policy agenda
The company recently partnered with Congressional representatives to launch the Microbusiness Caucus.
Technical.ly Brooklyn, April 3, 2017

We go behind the scenes of this dazzling VR performance of Hamlet
A new twist on theater from a team at NYU.
Technical.ly Brooklyn, November 11, 2016

Looking to Africa for the Next Netflix
The competition is heating up to serve viewers looking for content from the African diaspora.
OZY, August 26, 2016

Nope, ConsenSys isn’t letting the $50M Ethereum breach slow it down
A recent hack hasn’t stopped the blockchain studio.
Technical.ly Brooklyn, June 30, 2016

How Netflix’s algorithm exposes technology’s racial bias.
Marie Claire, February 29, 2016

The Bitcoin Revolution Hits Africa
The cryptocurrency might make very real impacts on countries across Africa.
OZY, April 25, 2014

Beyond Buy-One-Give-One Retail
The charity-driven business model pioneered by Toms Shoes has some drawbacks.
The New Yorker, April 7, 2014

Can You Start a Successful Tech Career Later in Life?
A recent interview with Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham reveals potential bias against tech newbies.
The New Yorker, January 10, 2014