“I want to mean something to someone.” | Strength in Numbers | How it Feels to be 18
Stories of Strangers

“I want to mean something to someone.” | Strength in Numbers | How it Feels to be 18

In this series, Strength in Numbers, I interview humans of different ages and stages of life to learn how it feels to be in their shoes. Today we meet Devyn. Devyn is no stranger to the digital world. The 18-year-old Call of Duty enthusiast spends hours on his computer playing video games, talking to friends, … Continue reading

LISTEN: Media Lab Podcast “Can You Hear Us?”
Writing in the Wild

LISTEN: Media Lab Podcast “Can You Hear Us?”

LISTEN HERE On the fifth episode of the Media Lab Podcast, Elder Martinez shares his experiences about the wild world of the internet and asks us to consider the role technology plays in our lives. In another story, Xuan Truong offers a compelling commentary about her mother and sister as they experience a negative encounter at a local grocery … Continue reading

Strength in Numbers: How it feels to be 20-years-old and living alone halfway around the globe
Stories of Strangers

Strength in Numbers: How it feels to be 20-years-old and living alone halfway around the globe

It was nearly midnight Tuesday night in New York City when the familiar Skype call tone startled me as I nodded off on a hotel bathroom floor with my laptop. I pressed accept. Kota’s slightly pixelated face greeted me from South Korea. The 12:30 p.m. sun streamed in his window to illuminate his Wednesday afternoon. … Continue reading