Monthly Archives: July 2007

Dead futures

I have nostalgia for futures of the past. During the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about futurism, in part because I’m deep into planning my blog about futurism and science fiction for the Gawker Network. And I …

BlogHer wrapup

I hate to sound starry-eyed and cheesy, but going to women’s tech conference BlogHer was truly inspiring. It was the first time in my life I’d been surrounded by hundreds of women who work in technology. These women love tech …

7/28 Keynote at BlogHer

I’m at the amazing, all-woman blogging conference BlogHer, where hundreds of women have converged on Chicago and are geeking out about Greasemonkey scripts and debating whether Ecto is better than ScribeFire. Plus, I’ll admit that there are a lot of …

iPhones get political and Transformers go wild

I wasn’t immune to the recent press frenzies over the release of two of the season’s biggest techie thrill-rides: the iPhone and the Michael Bay movie Transformers. I don’t have an iPhone but some of my best friends do. I’ve …

7/10 Return of Nerd Salon

Tomorrow night marks the return of Nerd Salon, a semi-irregular geek meetup organized by myself and Jennifer Granick. Come down to 111 Minna from 6-9 PM and hang out with nerds of all stripes. There will be a demo of …

Nevermind the steampunk

I’ve lately been intrigued with nineteenth century aesthetics, and therefore it should be no surprise that I’m one of the many dorks who admires “steampunk,” an artistic style that marries computer tech with Victorian design. Many would trace the origins …