I teach computers to understand language. I was also the founding president of Public Communication for Researchers at CMU, & a 2017 AAAS Mass Media Fellow with SciAm. I'm easily distracted by birds.
How the 404 Error Created the World Wide Web
The 404 error was an obvious innovation, yet the internet you know and love wouldn't be possible without it.
The Hidden Science of Elevators
How powerful algorithms decide when that elevator car is finally going to come pick you up.