From Mistakes Were Made

One shot from yesterday’s Mistakes Were Made 2.0 event. Pictured are: Peter Sachs Collopy, media historian and Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Digital Humanities Program at the University of Southern California, the moderator Finn Brunton, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, and Marisa Bowe, the former managing editor or WORD, one of the first and most innovative web magazines.

It was a great event, so don’t miss it next year everyone! Marisa was the best, and I’m not just saying that because she is my friend. She was the only one who didn’t read a prepared speech. It’s not that the speeches that were prepared weren’t good, but you want someone to talk to you, and to talk at least somewhat unscripted. Plus, she’s smart and honest.

I will never forget the advice Steven Levy gave me when I first started writing. “Just be honest. Tell the truth. If you tell the truth everyone will be riveted, because almost no one does.”


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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