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IEEE Spectrum – Futurework

I produced segments A and C of this hour-long program on the Future of Work for IEEE Spectrum Radio.

Technological advances have put us on the edge of a new industrial revolution. The program explores how technology will redefine the culture of work. Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and Susan Hassler, editor in chief of IEEE Spectrum magazine, are joined by engineers, scientists, and futurists from MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Rice University, and the Institute for the Future to give listeners insights into how technology will redefine work in the not too distant future.

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Life in 2030 – Smart Fibers


My latest feature for IEEE Spectrum Radio is about the future of textiles – clothes that can keep you healthy, that charge your cell phone, and that never get dirty; fabrics that can change color, can keep you warm or cool depending on the weather, and can deliver medicines through your skin throughout the day. This is some seriously fascinating stuff. You can hear the full one-hour documentary about Life in 2030 on PRX, or just my piece below. Plus there’s this fancy landing page on the IEEE website.

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The New Medicine – Fiberoptic Microneedles

My latest piece for IEEE Spectrum is finally LIVE! (And airing on WNYC this weekend – woot!)

It’s about a group of researchers at Virginia Tech who’ve created a fiberoptic microneedle device inspired by a mosquito. It’s designed for use in state-of-the-art cancer treatments. I left VaTech pretty much convinced these guys are going to save the world.

There’s a fancy landing page for “The New Medicine” HERE.

You can hear the complete show on PRX. I’m at minute 47:55. Or you can listen to the stand-alone segment below.

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Improv and Emergency Response

I reported this piece over the summer and it’s finally out in the world! It’s about an RPI engineer who studied how jazz music can help teach first responders to improvise better under pressure.

It was produced for IEEE Spectrum Radio in collaboration with the NSF, and was mixed (beautifully) by Dennis Foley. You can listen to the complete one-hour show on PRX here (I’m at minute 40) or you can listen to my stand-alone piece below.

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