Heather Schlegel is an independent researcher exploring alternative currencies and transactions; specifically how information technology is changing the physical and cultural way we borrow and lend. She is completing a Master’s of Technology in Strategic Foresight at the University of Houston’s Futures Program. Additional research projects include the impact of technology on identity creation and positive wildcards.
Prior to her futures research, Schlegel helped build and launch over 50 Internet products in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. Schlegel is primarily known by her online moniker, heathervescent, where she explores the intersection of technology, culture and identity. Follow on Twitter @heathervescent.