Alex Goldmark is the senior producer of Note to Self, a storytelling show about how technology is changing society. Subscribe here to get Note to Self shows delivered right to your devices. Follow him on Twitter @alexgoldmark.
He covers how technology is changing the way we live and work without getting all obsessed by the gadgets and gizmos. Previously his reporting focused on sustainable transportation from bike lane planning to high-speed rail. He is an occasional contributor on business and social impact stories for Marketplace and NPR News programs as well as magazines like GOOD and Fast Company. He is a visiting assistant professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Follow him on Twitter @alexgoldmark.
Alex Goldmark appears in the following:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
We used Crystal Knows, a data-scraping app, to get a read on six public radio hosts and reporters' innermost souls. Here's what they thought about it.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
We used online data to see into some public radio personalities' souls, and asked them whether our findings were true. Meet a new "communications advice" app called Crystal Knows.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
What data security and privacy obligations do techies have to today's kids? Legally speaking, for the most part, it's what they set for themselves.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Touchscreen phones work so well for blind people that Braille may become obsolete. But advocates worry this could render the next generation "functionally illiterate."
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
We take a look at exactly what tech is in the classroom. Which leads to a bigger question: Why is this tech in the classroom?
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Things you learn when you talk to 12-year-olds: Kids are mortified when you post their baby pictures for #TBT. Adults use their index fingers, kids use their thumbs. We've got a survey.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Security technologist Bruce Schneier, author of “Data and Goliath,” says you should stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The creators of the web video "High Maintenance" tell us how they choose what to stream online. Plus: how they feel about paywalls, sharing Netflix passwords, and what they smoke on set.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Just some of the compelling reads about boredom (and beyond) you've been sending our way.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Your friends won't know she's a robot, but you will save tons of time. The question is: when to fess up that "she" is not real.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Less blood and guts, more heart and soul. The first generation of video gamers are facing middle age with no plans to put down the controller. So the games are growing up too.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
A new cadre of emergency volunteers is leaping into action to assist in disaster relief, often without ever leaving their living rooms, or even their bathrobes.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
We have the war machines, but the laws of modern warfare aren't written in computer code. How can robots programmed to fight also carry out war in a more humane way?
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Is your favorite band really playing live when you go see them? Not so much. This isn't about Milli Vanilli. It's about something artists love called backing tracks.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
As one couple found out, visual texting is surprisingly good for emotional expression.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Matt George runs a new bus company that doesn't own buses. And he's making some big promises. He says his technology will be the first fundamental evolution in mass transit since subway tracks were laid.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
There's a neighborhood where the refrigerators tell stories. The roofs are paved in solar panels. The streets hum with electric cars. It's a kind of eco-paradise — and it could drive you nuts.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
What happens when an online review, one of the most basic forms of public participation online, calls into question larger issues of anonymity and libel? Alex Goldmark, senior producer for WNYC's New Tech City, reported on this topic with a focus on two cases playing out in the U.S.
Friday, April 25, 2014
If the process of unmasking anonymous negative commenters is too easy, then defamation lawsuits could be used to intimidate consumers. If it’s too hard to find out who’s slandering your business online, then business owners are basically being told to sit there and take it. Alex Goldmark of WNYC’s New Tech City takes a closer look at both sides of this complicated issue.
Friday, February 28, 2014
This is a story of heroic effort, decades of toil and a man obsessed with a utopian dream: to replace the written word with symbols. And how today's text message tools could have helped.