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Be Heard (formerly ePluribus) is a civic engagement platform I built with my brother Aidan while we were college students. Be Heard makes it super easy to contact your representatives in government — from the president down to your local Superintendent of Public Instruction. And it uses Unum ID so you can verify your identity and send messages as a verified constituent. That way, your representatives can be sure you're not a bot or foreign actor.

We're thrilled that, by now, thousands of people across 48 U.S. states have used Be Heard to contact their representatives and, well, be heard!

BIG DATA IS WATCHING YOU by Liam McCarty (2015)
(acrylic on canvas; 30 x 40 x 1 in)

Data and Power: Big Data and Corporate Control in Modern America is a book I published my freshman year at Stanford. The summer before I arrived on campus, I began researching technology and society, curious to understand the odd world of Silicon Valley. That research spawned what I thought would be a short essay but what then became a full-length book. It's available for purchase on Amazon.

The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is a national youth science competition. For me, it was one of the best experiences of my life. I entered by making a video about wind power and ended up going to New York City, meeting nine other kids like me, and having the time of my life learning about science doing experiments with the others.

For the final round of the competition, I created a wound closure device designed to help deep cuts heal more quickly. Here I am demonstrating the device on a sponge model of a wound wrapped around a water bottle "arm":