I’m Going to be on Science Friday Today

March 9th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Science Friday airs from 2 – 4, and the segment I’m going to be on starts a little after 3pm. They are interviewing Claire Evans about her new book Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet and I’m going to be making an appearance toward the end of her segment. You can listen here.

The boys. Who will not be listening. Instead, they will knock over things, rip up my comforter even more, annoy Bleecker, spill water, puncture holes in the shower curtain, shred all the other curtains, spend an hour trying to reach the plants, eat books, spread kitty litter, and sleep.

Kittens and Serial Killers

March 8th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I just binge-watched Mindhunter, and while I worked my way through the episodes I went back and forth to YouTube to learn about the serial killers who appear in the series. So now when I go to YouTube, in addition to the usual videos they recommend to me I get this.

Next to “Teddy being a bit stubborn tonight,” I’ve got a Jeffrey Dahmer documentary. And alongside “Funny Cats Hate Bad Singing Compilation II” there’s a documentary about the Butcher of Rostov. (Yes, I watch The Bachelor. Religiously.)

More Balloons

March 5th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

This guy was walking down the street carrying these balloons on a very windy day. It was quite a struggle but good for him. Balloons must be delivered!

The Different Personalities of Bodhi and Bali

March 4th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Bali (left cat): I love you, please love me, but I must bite you.
Bodhi (right cat): Wait, who are you again? Yeah, I’m going to bite you too.

Bali always looks so earnest. We’re friends, right? Bodhi is perpetually surprised. Where am I? What’s going on? I’m going to richochet over here now. Bali is more sedate and cuddly. That said, they’re both completely bite-y. Not in a hostile way, but in a playful way. Still hurts. I don’t know what do do. It’s their favorite thing. Quit biting me bros!

Broad Band The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet By Claire L. Evans

March 3rd, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I’m in a book! I’m in a book! It’s called Broad Band (great title) and it’s about some of the women who were involved with computers and the internet early on.

“Claire Evans tells the story like a friend who knows you get bored easily; a generous sort of brilliance that pulled me right in. This is a radically important, timely work.” —MIRANDA JULY, filmmaker, artist, and author of The First Bad Man.

I’m nervous about reading the section about me, but I’m looking forward to reading the early history, and hope to learn about a lot of people.

Vice is hosting an event on Monday, March 5, and my friend Marisa Bowe, founder and editor of WORD, is also going to be on the panel. Should be fun!

I may also be a guest along with Claire Evans on NPR’s Science Friday the following Friday, March 9th, and if that happens I will die of pride. I love that show.

“Broad Band is thrilling, powerful stuff. At once an electric feminist history of modern tech and a much-needed corrective to the hyper-male mythology of Silicon Valley, Evans’s compelling, surprising, and eminently readable work restores due credit to the countless brilliant women who made the connected world into what it is today. This book should be required reading for anyone who’s interested in how the future is actually made.” —BRIAN MERCHANT, author of The One Device.