Kristen Taylor

drinker of raw milk, I make @saucymag.


What My Grandfather Taught Me About Life


Every year in recent memory, my grandfather has more insistently asked me the same question: Are you happy? And his question is about happiness in…


That Novel Glow

When we distinguish locales with letter boards

“The slightest vibration in a statistical model, the tiniest whim of a computer are enough to…

Online Reverb: Dignity and Digital Humanism


This is an expanded version of a talk given at IIT Institute of Design on September 25, 2014. The talk was followed by a 45-minute Q&A. This is


*stands on desk*


We knew what it meant. We all wanted to indicate we were reeling. We all wanted to take some small action, to be there for each other as he left the classroom forever. Like…

Publications edited by Kristen Taylor

An Inventory of Effects (after McLuhan/Fiore)


Please come flying

A walk over the Brooklyn Bridge


Do you love me?
When the fossil fuels are gone, we shall see.

Will We Become Silhouettes?


In how we silhouette now, there is Kara Walker, of course, and “Ada/Ava” from Manual Cinema. Profile cutouts in art preceded the term ‘silhouette,’ that appeared…


There’s Something About Samantha

Bodily Love in the Age of the Internet


At the outset, you should probably know that I am married on Facebook, and that I am in an…


What My Grandfather Taught Me About Life


Every year in recent memory, my grandfather has more insistently asked me the same question: Are you happy? And his question is about happiness in…


Building a zombie army


I have been trying to hatch a zombie army for the past eight months. Today was my last day as Senior Editor of Open Reporting at HuffPost, where much of my work has been the application of resilience and network theory to one of the largest online audiences. It’s been interesting. Earlier this week Bruce Sterling put up a post with Director of the MIT Media Lab Joi Ito…


The world was sisterly secrets and silly hats.