Evelyn F
Computer science, effective altruism, and public interest tech
Created 16 Oct 2020
  • Some essays debunking degrowth
    11 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    A rooftop solar panel array. (schropferoval via Pixabay) Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz about “degrowth”: the idea that to solve the climate crisis, we should shrink the economy and therefor...
  • Neoliberals!
    14 Jun 2021 • 7 min read • 1 5
    Image credit: Neoliberal Project In the last three years, a community—largely online, but in meatspace as well—has grown around a variant of liberalism that emphasizes evidence-based policy, pragmatic...
  • Life update #1: Double graduation!
    03 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 1 3
    Me with Kavita Bala, Dean of the newly christened Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science. On Sunday, May 30, 2021, I finished my fifth year at Cornell University with an in...
  • Moral pluralism and longtermism
    16 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 2 4
    NASA / Unsplash A few months ago, my friend Sophia wrote an excellent response to my blog post on utilitarianism, in which they advocated for moral pluralism. Moral pluralism is the meta-ethical theor...
  • Surveillance and free expression
    22 Feb 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    Protesters outside the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany. (Aktion Freiheit statt Angst via Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY 2.0) Content warning: In this post, I describe several historical and ongoing su...
  • What I believe, part 1: Utilitarianism
    02 Jan 2021 • 5 min read • 3 1
    daria lisovtsova via Unsplash Happy new year, and welcome back to Sunyshore! This is the first in a new series of posts about the foundations of my ethical and political worldview. Currently, I suppor...
  • Welcome to Sunyshore
    30 Nov 2020 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Hi, I’m Evelyn (she/her), and welcome to my new blog, Sunyshore. On this blog, I plan to write about my interests, including computer science, technology policy, effective altruism, and pop culture. F...
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