The Siren Destroyer of Corporateness

It is no secret that I am a fan of Jaron Lanier.  I read his work and the works of his critics.    Jaron is one of the world’s great polymaths. He’s a computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and the author of a new book, Who Owns the Future?, published last month There are very few peopleContinue reading “The Siren Destroyer of Corporateness”

Facebook’s Data Sales, Safety & Privacy

Wow.   Not Afraid?  I’m not so sure. Facebook has been building a research project that would collect, analyse, and likely sell the insights of a mash of Facebook user’s behaviors and medical information. Facebook approached at least eight of health organizations including Stanford Medical School and the American College of Cardiology. The plan was to useContinue reading “Facebook’s Data Sales, Safety & Privacy”

Facebook and the Cambodian Dictator

Cambodia is a dictatorship.  I had the honor of working with Mu Sochua, a leader of the opposition party, when the dictator, Hun Sen issued a warrant for her arrest.  Sochua has fled Cambodia after her party made great strides in recent elections, but was cut down by the regime.  Now, Hun Sen is usingContinue reading “Facebook and the Cambodian Dictator”

Electronic Skin – The Terminator is Real

As the largest organ in the human body, skin plays an important role in our daily interaction with the environment. Skin not only protects the internal tissues and organs but also provides sensation of temperature, pressure, vibration, and haptics. It has been of great interest to the research community to design and fabricate electronic skinsContinue reading “Electronic Skin – The Terminator is Real”