Lara co-hosts and produces the tech & social media micro video series, 15secTech. She works in information management after completing a professional Master’s program in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) at Dalhousie University in 2010. Lara holds an MA in literature from Durham University (UK), and a BA from Boston College (US) in English and philosophy. She has been writing for PopMatters since 2007. Her favorite authors include Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Jasper Fforde. You can often find Lara on Twitter @larakillian.
Thursday, July 23 2009
What does the ubiquitous availability of digital text mean for the human brain as it processes ever-increasing amounts of information?
Tuesday, April 15 2008
Quiet, Please author Scott Douglas speaks out about the future of libraries, being played by Oprah in the movie version, and his recent library-themed wedding.
Monday, March 4 2013
Forget Bates the valet and his perfect Windsor knots. Agent Gates wields a gun, kicks ass, and otherwise protects Devonton Abbey from unsavory spies.
Sunday, December 21 2014
Green: A History is a broad-spanning visualization of this multifaceted color, one that reveals the value of seeing different shades of meaning in the color of historical artworks.
Wednesday, September 17 2014
In Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik, a quirky science writer, shares his love and knowledge of the materials that shape our world.
Wednesday, May 14 2014
Is the smart city already here? Or is it an impossibility, given how messy humans are? What does the ideal smart city look like?
Tuesday, April 15 2014
From applying leeches to mapping the shape of the human skull, Erik Janik describes a drama of medical history in Marketplace of the Marvelous.
Thursday, March 13 2014
Hangouts at a drive-in theater, bowling alley, or mall have moved to online spaces as changes in commuting, school districts, and chronic overscheduling of teens means they need a new way to network.