Pop Is Now Good, Rappers Are The New (Indie) Rock Stars, And Other Reflections From Pitchfork 2019

Recently, I went home to Chicago for one of my favorite events of the summer: Pitchfork Music Festival. I love going to Pitchfork because it's a peek into the future. For the uninitiated—and it is a bit cultish—Pitchfork is an online magazine known for its music reviews that rate albums out of 10.0. And for … Continue reading Pop Is Now Good, Rappers Are The New (Indie) Rock Stars, And Other Reflections From Pitchfork 2019

Why I’m Closely Watching (/Listening To) The Audio Space

Right now it feels like an open secret that AirPods are more monumental than they seem. It's not another bluetooth gadget we'll forget about in 6 months. It's our first taste of transhumanism. I'll never forget showing a friend my pair for the first time. He sampled a song, shook his head like a madman, … Continue reading Why I’m Closely Watching (/Listening To) The Audio Space

How to Pursue A Career In Technology With A Liberal Arts Background

[Note: I originally wrote this article for an audience of liberal arts students at Hamilton College, my alma mater] Like many others I know in the industry, I had a very circuitous route into technology. For most of my Hamilton education, I was pretty determined to work in media or on Capitol Hill. That is, … Continue reading How to Pursue A Career In Technology With A Liberal Arts Background