Sara writes and speaks about emerging issues in the intersection
of technology, culture, and society. Her writing appears
in The Atlantic, Wired, The Washington Post, Slate, Motherboard,
and other publications. She presents at technology conferences around the
globe, including SXSW and O’Reilly Strata.
Sara began her career as an enterprise technology analyst at The
Research Board (Gartner, Inc.), exploring the implications of technological
trends—like cloud computing, collaboration software, and big data—for Fortune
She was recently a research fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at
Columbia University. She holds an MSc in the Social Science of the
Internet with distinction from the Oxford Internet Institute, where her
award-winning thesis examined
the personal data practices of the Quantified Self community. She graduated
from Harvard College magna cum laude with a joint degree in English and
American literature and film studies. Her interdisciplinary work continues to
draw from media studies, science and technology studies, anthropology, and
Sara is based in Singapore with her
partner, Nick R. Smith. She sends
an occasional newsletter about
their adventures in Southeast Asia and will take up any opportunity to travel.
She tweets @smwat.
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