Effecting change from public awareness and entering the lexicon: ‘Sustainability is the biggest challenge in all of these campaigns’

August 8, 2018 — The Washington Post: “The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is launching a public education campaign… ‘End Family Fire’…seeks to prevent unintentional deaths by urging gun owners to take steps that would prevent children or guests from accessing firearms… ‘Just like the term designated driver changed perceptions about drinking and driving, the term Family Fire will help create public awareness to change attitudes and actions…[to] play a role in reducing the number of innocent lives lost to gun violence.’ But how does a phrase like designated driver end up in the lexicon? … Continue reading

Dealing with a combination of hope and hype: Driverless tech’s promise of future lives-saved VS. deaths in overlapping test-phase

May 7, 2018 — The Harvard Gazette: “‘Self-Driving Cars: Pros and Cons for the Public’s Health’ featured Jay Winsten…Though safety is the main selling point of the new technology, Winsten predicted that fatalities involving self-driving cars will rise even as the number of overall road deaths falls. An important question will involve how the public reacts and whether a backlash against the technology stalls development, he … Continue reading