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Boulder, CO
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  technology, sustainability, environment, alternative energy, food, tech-based art and design, adventure, social entrepreneurship, startups, robotics, transportation, human-computer interaction
Doesn't Cover: advertising thinly disguised as news, new versions of popular consumer electronics, complex medical news, old news from weeks or months ago

Vermont native, night owl, pro freelance journalist covering tech, design, food, science, business, and sustainability

Alyssa Danigelis's Biography

Alyssa Danigelis is a professional freelance writer and editor who got started as a teenager reporting for the largest newspaper in Vermont. Her articles about Ben & Jerry's, a skate park entrepreneur, and a cigarette sales sting were featured in the Burlington Free Press.

A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she edited GOOD Magazine's election-related infographics broadsheets distributed nationwide in ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

The Burlington Free Press invited local high schoolers to report and write for a weekly Teen Page. It changed my life.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, and not ironically. Applying for colleges back in the day required one in order to fill out all the required forms.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Submit your information to the add a journalist Muck Rack form and I'll tell you. Just kidding. Sort of.

5 Smart Kitchen Tools to Help You Cook Up a... — By Alyssa Danigelis "This is the future," Moley Robotics declared about the chef prototype it demoed earlier this year. Metal arms with articulated hands, tactile sensors, and advanced control systems whipped up crab bisque inside a custom kitchen as proof. The first robotic kitchen model will retail for about $72,000 in 2017.

Selfie Improvement: Best New Tech for Photographing Yourself — Face it, humans aren't naturally equipped for taking the perfect selfie, which is just out of arm's reach. Human arms tend to be too short for capturing the most flattering angle. Rather than relying on someone else to take your photo, new apps and gear are helping people take their own profile pics better than ever.
May 11, 2015

Vanity Capital, metric for narcissism worldwide has value greater than Germany’s GDP via @qz…

Pursuing Adventures in Sustainable Eating — An interview with the mastermind behind the most interesting cult food show online. By Alyssa Danigelis Chef, activist, and filmmaker Daniel Klein and his wife Mirra Fine tell provocative and often mouth-watering stories about food producers. Their award-winning hit online documentary series The Perennial Plate chronicles their adventures in eating and the new frontiers of sustainable living.
Feb 26, 2015

"Does this food have suffering in it?” Adventures in sustainable eating with @perennialplate on @drinkbai: #food

8 Cray Cray Ways to Harness Solar Energy

Tastes Like Home: Decoding Native Flavors — Favorite flavors say a lot about who we are, where we come from - and maybe even who we'd like to be. By Alyssa Danigelis Taste is wired into us earlier than you might think. Scientists found that women who drank carrot juice daily while pregnant later had babies who ate more carrot-flavored cereal than the ones whose moms didn't.
Dec 08, 2014

Cilantro? Licorice? Clotted cream? Your favorite flavors say a lot about who you are and where you're from: @drinkbai

Cool Kickstarter Campaigns Mix Science and Coozie Culture — By Alyssa Danigelis The love-hate relationship with temperature reaches peak levels in our mouths. A few degrees can turn a sophisticated drink into a water ring or take a hot coffee from cozy to let's just be friends. With so much taste at stake, tech-infused ways to keep liquids at just the right temperature are cleaning up on Kickstarter.
Nov 06, 2014

Diving into Kickstarter to find #tech that keeps drinks at the perfect temperature: CC @drinkbai

Tech Gives Clothing A Sustainable Edge — Shoppers have started asking for answers, and that scrutiny is prompting change. Technological innovations throughout the garment industry are making it easier to introduce traceability, renewable energy, recycling and transparency to what used to be a hidden process. Fashion is finally getting a sustainable edge.

Is Car Hacking the Next Big Security Threat? — "It's not hypothetical at all," said Chris Valasek, director of vehicle security research at IOActive, a global security services company that has its North American headquarters in Seattle. Valasek has conducted research on remote car-hacking with Twitter security engineer Charlie Miller.
Oct 17, 2014

RT @TheTrialFile: Car hacking is far from hypothetical: Team manages to take over steering and braking

Well-Armed Design: 8 Octopus-Inspired Techs — Cephlapods are dexterous underwater, have the ability to camouflage, have well-developed vision, muscular arms, sensory suction cups and a soft body.

Well-armed design: 8 Octopus-inspired technologies — By Alyssa Danigelis, Live Science Contributor The octopus has inspired much technological innovation, and with good reason. This cephalopod is dexterous underwater, can camouflage itself, has well-developed vision, muscular arms, sensory suction cups and a soft body.
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Sep 29, 2015

Made saganaki last night inspired by the local Greek festival. Uh, good thing we lit that Metaxa outside... #flamingcheese #fireball #opa

Jun 30, 2015

NYC ban on single-use Styrofoam containers starts 7/1: Looking forward to seeing @DunkinDonuts' new cups #environment

Jun 24, 2015

“It’s like a sea of rock” —Lynn Hill describing El Capitan in video about @googlemaps virtual climb: via @TechCrunch

Jun 11, 2015

Thank you @SaltBistro for serving up delicious responsibly sourced halibut — with edible flowers! #yum #Boulder

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