Security Questions (August 2014)

 

A short while ago I gave an interview on KBOO about infiltration and provocateurs.  I’ve written about the issue before in my essay “Profiles of Provocateurs.”

I also wrote a short post for DCSC about face paint that confuses facial-recognition software, and what it tells us about the concept of trade-offs.

 

 

Writing and Reading (July 2014)

I have an essay on the New Politics website about some of the traps that language creates for us, both as writers and as readers.  I look specifically at what I call troublesome words, words that by origin or connotation carry with them some unintended (and sometimes offensive) meaning.  I wonder aloud what we should do when we encounter them, but don’t offer an answer so much as an approach.