Author Archives: Lucy Wilson

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye

I’d like…to stay… and [keep discussing more than I ever cared to know about Snapchat’s most recent update and get class credit for it]. Julie Andrews, can you work that in there? In what other classes can we say that we’ve read a Harvard Business School case about the wedding video to Chris Brown’s “Forever” […]

Guac Greens with Extra Blockchain, Please

Snapchat calls itself a camera company. Who’s to say that Sweetgreen can’t call itself a tech company? I automatically assume that Sweetgreen begs no introduction, particularly on BC’s health obsessed, trend magnetic campus. However, if you’ve yet to venture across Route 9 to Chestnut Hill Square, I’ll give you the brief lowdown. Sweetgreen (or ~stylized~ […]

Silicon Valley 2.0

Sparked by one of our classmates tweets, I sought to investigate the domestic hubs of technology, focusing specifically on Silicon Valley. For decades now, it has been the go-to for all things named after a fruit, leaking data, and too advanced for my grandparents’ use. Aside from the obvious factors, though, why? A closer look […]

Janie’s Got a (Smart)Gun

We use smart phones. We wear smart watches. We living in smart homes. Any and every aspect of our lives touches technology and turns to gold. What’s next, you might ask? Given our current national crisis, some would argue…guns. Aerosmith aside, I understand that there are significant cultural understandings, even within the same country, about […]

Exclusivity for Rent

My roommates and I got into a somewhat heated discussion the other day. Who decides that the trademark LV on a Louis Vuitton bag makes it a worthy thousand dollar purchase? Why can that and similar brands endure for centuries without innovation or much change at all? In other words, who do luxury brands think […]

Consent is Sexy and So is…Blockchain?

Wednesday’s class discussion centering on the WSJ’s article exploring the legal disputes involving emojis got me thinking for my blog post. For those that didn’t get a chance to read it, you can find the article here. What stuck out to me about the article most, though, was this reoccurring theme that people use technology to […]

Here Goes Nothing…

Initial Thoughts: Social Media I won’t start my first substantial blog post of the semester by jumping down your throats about how I feel about social media. Instead, I’d first like to share a couple of observations I wrestle with when the topic comes up. Disclaimer: these aren’t particularly revolutionary or insightful observations. I know. That […]