Vijee Venkatraman

Vijee Venkatraman is a freelance journalist. She reports on science, technology, environment, and food. Her work has appeared in Science Careers, New Scientist, Christian Science Monitor and other periodicals. Before she became a journalist, she worked on the Human Genome Project at the Broad Institute.

Articles By Vijee Venkatraman

Allegra Goodman, who calls herself “an old-fashioned novelist,” lives in Cambridge.  Her new book will be out in early 2017.  She uses a computer to write, but she prints out the draft and edits by hand with a purple ink pen. Then, she diligently types all the “30,000 changes” into the electronic version. She also is working on a sequel to her delectable short story, Apple Cake.More →

Sherry Turkle, a professor at MIT and a psychologist by training researches the relationship between humans and technology. Her recent writing has focused on how new forms of communication – e-mail, texting, and social media – are affecting our lives. In her latest book, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in A Digital Age, her message is clear, as she wrote in the New York Times: Stop Googling, Let’s Talk.More →