Konstantin Kakaes has been hired as a senior editor at Quanta Magazine.
He previously was deputy technology and cybersecurity editor at Politico, which he joined in early 2022.
Kakaes previously was MIT Technology Review, where he’s been an editor for the past three years conceiving and shaping coverage of a wide range of tech issues for its print magazine and website. He’s also been a writer for the publication on space, physics and policy around science and technology. He was previously a senior fellow at the think tank New America, where he studied the causes and consequences of technological innovation, wrote a book on failure in scientific discovery and edited another book about drones.
He began his journalism career at The Economist, where he was Mexico City bureau chief and a science and technology correspondent based in London.