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Karen Frenkel


Karen is a science and technology journalist and author based in New York. She has contributed to publications including, Bloomberg Businessweek and, with a focus onentrepreneurs and innovators. Her recent articles have also appeared in Science Magazine, U.S. News and World Report and Scientific American and on,, and the computer science publication, Communications of the ACM, print and online. She also blogs about neuroscience for the Foundation for Psychocultural Research. Karen has produced and directed two award-winning documentaries for public television: ”Minerva’s Machine: Women and Computing” (aired in 1995 and 1996), and “Net.LEARNING,” about the pros and cons of online education (aired in 1998).She has written four books, three about physics for fourth graders published in 2006 and one about robots, which she co-authored with Isaac Asimov, “Robots: Machines in Man’s Image,” published in 1985. She is also an adjunct instructor for New York University’s Certificate inJournalism, offered by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She teaches reporting and writing in the digital era, and technology journalism.