Articles tagged: Technology


Data, Disasters, and Democracy: Kara Swisher Discusses the Future of Tech

Alumna and tech journalist Kara Swisher (SFS ’84) returned to Georgetown on March 14 to discuss her new book, Burn Book, in a conversation moderated by tech entrepreneur Steve Case,... Read more


STEM Fatale: The pitfalls of the “Women in STEM” label

I’m a “Woman in STEM”—I used to love saying that. It felt important to have a title that recognized my love for science, as well as the challenges associated with... Read more

News Commentary

Welcome to Surveillance University, where privacy no longer matters

When Allemai Dagnatchew (SFS ’22) began her final semester of college, the last thing she wanted to worry about was digital privacy.


Carrying On: Scott Krulcik And The Way To Live

Scott Krulcik was no ordinary guy. At 19, he built an algorithm to transmit video feeds from a lunar rover. Some knew him as the kid who scored a 2400... Read more


Ethics Labs, Ivory Towers, and the Philosophy of Change

A single glance at the Georgetown University Ethics Lab is enough to know it does academic philosophy differently. Their pamphlets, the website, the lab itself all show intentional, consistent branding—sleek,... Read more


Deconstructing the Desktop

Computers are inherently tools of privilege. Society and the average user often view computers as blank canvases that reflect their user’s intentions, but that is not the case. Rather, computers... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Black Mirror‘s San Junipero: Technological Immortality

If you could choose to live in a man-made paradise forever– would you? In “San Junipero,” the fourth episode of Black Mirror, the characters are part of a society that... Read more


Byte the Bullet: Let Students Use Their Computers

So far, my time at Georgetown has been one of adjustment. Like most freshmen, I got lost in the labyrinth as I searched for Darnall’s I-9 office for student employees.... Read more


Where our smartphones fail us: ‘TTYL, but not face-to-face’

I find myself eating lunch alone in Leo’s once or twice a week. I can’t even imagine what I’d do with myself if I couldn’t look at Bleacher Report or... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Minimalism in the Modern World

The last few decades have witnessed the development of a profoundly influential philosophical movement that is tantamount to perceptions of the modern world, but was conceived over a hundred years... Read more