Technology

Political Campaigning in the Digital Age: Memes, Livestreams, Twitter and Female Candidates

Political Campaigning in the Digital Age: Memes, Livestreams, Twitter and Female Candidates

There is no quick solution to addressing this problem, but it seems that female candidates — especially democratic, pro-choice ones — can benefit from utilizing social media to face the misogynistic critiques that they receive.

How Blockchain technology can support Environmental Sustainability in the globalized economy

How Blockchain technology can support Environmental Sustainability in the globalized economy

Many people already recognize the harmful effects globalization has had on the environment and how it has marginalized people in favor of profit. Blockchain can empower the individual, helping them make more informed decision making in the market, keeping supply chains transparent, and allow for me peer-to-peer interaction without having to go through financial intermediaries who raise costs and withhold information.

What the Dotcom Bubble's Eruption Can Tell us about Netflix

What the Dotcom Bubble's Eruption Can Tell us about Netflix

As a giant in streaming, Netflix seems far too relevant to even consider leaving their state of optimism anytime soon. The dotcom bubble has acted as a framework to understand the factors that can lead to speculative bubbles.

PODCAST: What Philosophy and Psychology can tell us About Trash in New York City

PODCAST: What Philosophy and Psychology can tell us About Trash in New York City

Why is New York City more littered than other cities around the world? And if trash cans are plotted all over the city, why do they so often go unused?

Civil Liberties, Cybersecurity and the Future of Modern Society

Civil Liberties, Cybersecurity and the Future of Modern Society

Recent revelations of pervasive surveillance, sharp rises in cyberattacks, and non-disclosure of vulnerabilities in consumer products render former policy insufficient. They also compel us to question what steps to take towards a better internet – one that is secure, sensitive to privacy, and accessible to all.

Let’s Hash It Out: Hashtags as a Linguistic Innovation in 21st Century Political Discourse

Let’s Hash It Out:  Hashtags as a Linguistic Innovation in 21st Century Political Discourse

My Facebook newsfeed was ablaze as I scrolled through countless posts ending in #Ferguson, #BlackLivesMatter, and #HandsUpDontShoot. Moments earlier, a Missouri court had ruled not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed young black man. Friends of mine had swiftly taken to the internet to voice their outrage, disgust, and demands for action. Within minutes of the decision, millions of similar posts had already surged across the Internet -- but the public outcry didn’t stop there.

Welcome to the Surveillance State: The Land of Ineffective Technology

Welcome to the Surveillance State: The Land of Ineffective Technology

In the name of national security, the United States federal government has continued to magnify its long history of spying on average citizens post 9-11.