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.
Scratching the Surface: Your Brain on the Internet | 23 Jul 2009 // 4:00 PM
What does the ubiquitous availability of digital text mean for the human brain as it processes ever-increasing amounts of information?
Who Says Libraries Are Just About Books? | 15 Apr 2008 // 5:00 PM
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.
Guy Kawasaki on the Art of Social Media | 12 Mar 2015 // 4:00 AM
Guy Kawasaki defines “good stuff” to post online, and how to really get more followers. (Hint: don’t pay for them!)
What Happens When 'Downton's Head Valet, John Bates, Loosens His Vest? | 4 Mar 2013 // 4:30 PM
Forget Bates the valet and his perfect Windsor knots. Agent Gates wields a gun, kicks ass, and otherwise protects Devonton Abbey from unsavory spies.
'Green: The History of a Color' Is a Monochrome of Multiplicities | 21 Dec 2014 // 4:00 AM
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.
From Outer Space to the Bowels of Planet Earth, This Is the Stuff We're Made Of | 17 Sep 2014 // 12:00 AM
In Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik, a quirky science writer, shares his love and knowledge of the materials that shape our world.