For the new issue of MIT Technology Review, I got the chance to examine a question that I’ve long wondered about: When it comes to the tech sector, can a smaller city like Pittsburgh actually play on the same level as San Francisco?
I’ve long been interested in the Future of Media—it’s in caps because it is an Important Issue Worth Pondering—so I was happy to work on this report about how media organizations are creating new types of journalism through virtual reality. The Knight Foundation generously funded the project, which was released at the StoryNEXT conference in Tribeca on October 23, 2015.
Living in Pittsburgh is great because we’re overrun with incredibly smart individuals doing amazing work at the local universities, hospitals, and private companies in the region. I was lucky enough to write about two of them for MIT Tech Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 story.