Eric Smalley

(617) 435-4693
eric dot smalley at gmail dot com
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, and I’ve been a regular contributor to Wired and CNet.

I co-founded Technology Research News. During its run as a weekly newswire and Web publication from 2000 to 2005, TRN grew to over 650,000 page views per month and achieved a Google PageRank of 8, equal at the time to Discover and Scientific American. MIT’s Technology Review carried TRN’s news brief feed on its website from 2003 to 2004.

I’ve freelanced for Discover, Scientific American, ScienceNOW, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Energy, 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 Creek River String Band. Here’s my remembrance of my father, the sculptor David Smalley.
Selected recent writing
These May Be The Droids Farmers Are Looking For, Wired
Higher Truth or Just the Facts? Hell and Back Again, Case Consortium @ Columbia
Chinese Crunch Human Genome With Videogame Chips, Wired
Evacuate or Stay? North Shore LIJ and Hurricane Sandy, Case Consortium @ Columbia
IBM Sends Watson Supercomputer to Business School, Wired
Côte Sud Initiative: Integrated Development in Haiti, Case Consortium @ Columbia
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