About Eric Smalley

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I'm a freelance writer and editor

I write about science, technology, public policy, public health, international aid, sustainable development, social movements and journalism.

I've covered
renewable energy, climate science, climate and energy policy, nanotechnology, quantum computing, robotics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cancer research, supercomputers, Big Data, the Internet, HIV-AIDS, aid to Haiti, and education in South Africa, among other topics.

I write regularly for Columbia University's Case Consortium @ Columbia. I've been a regular contributor to Wired.com and CNet's Crave, and cofounded Technology Research News. Earlier in my career, I was Deputy News Editor at Digital Review, a Senior Editor at Network World, and a Senior Editor at PC Week.

I've freelanced for Discover, Scientific American, Nature Reports: Climate Change, Nature Network Boston, The Boston Globe, Data Informed, Computerworld, CIO, and InfoWorld, among other publications.

I live in Boston with my wife, journalist and user interface/usability expert Kim Patch. We play in the Creek River String Band.
Selected recent writing

These May Be The Droids Farmers Are Looking For, Wired.com
Higher Truth or Just the Facts? Hell and Back Again, Case Consortium @ Columbia
Chinese Crunch Human Genome With Videogame Chips, Wired.com
Evacuate or Stay? North Shore LIJ and Hurricane Sandy, Case Consortium @ Columbia
IBM Sends Watson Supercomputer to Business School, Wired.com
Côte Sud Initiative: Integrated Development in Haiti, Case Consortium @ Columbia

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