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Alex Goldmark

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 devicesFollow 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:

What Is Our Attention Actually Worth?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tech entrepreneur Tristan Harris imagines technology without constant notifications - and a funding system that incentivizes techies to build it.

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What Do Txts Do To Actual Writing?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"Book of Numbers" author Joshua Cohen answers our listener's question about serious writing in a world of texts, Twitter, and fleeting attention. 

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Would You Go?

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

We check back in with two pioneers in space travel: businesswoman Anousheh Ansari, returned space tourist, and longtime space-enthusiast Lina Borozdina.

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I'm Introverted. How Do I Find Quiet Space in the Digital Age?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Author and introvert advocate extraordinaire Susan Cain answers a listener's question about finding quiet places in a buzzing world.

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What Divorce by Algorithm Means for Marriage

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Why one online divorce start-up might spell change for family law writ large. In other words: Silicon Valley thinks Gwyneth Paltrow might be onto something.

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When Your Conspiracy Theory Is True

Friday, June 19, 2015

The government actually WAS sending beams through the walls of Daniel Rigmaiden's apartment, and his attempt to figure out how changed how we understand surveillance.

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Eye in the Sky

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ross McNutt has a superpower — he can zoom in on everyday life, then rewind and fast-forward to solve crimes in a shutter-flash. But should he?
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There's Just Something About Paper

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Reading on screens is changing your brain and making it harder to finish a thick book. Here's what to do about it. 

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Judging Your Originality in a Cut and Paste World

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

For the record, this is the only site on the internet that says “They were friends forever and lived happily ever after.”

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What the Internet Thinks it Knows About Your Favorite Public Radio Hosts

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.
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This Is How Much the Internet Knows About You

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.

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Half the Teachers in America Use One App to Track Kids

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.

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Is Braille Obsolete?

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."

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A Parent's Guide to All That 'Ed Tech' In Your Kid's Classroom

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? 

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Tweens and Tech Guide: Getting Them to Open Up

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.

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There's One Way to Actually Fight the Surveillance Machine

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.

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Ethical Questions for Your Inner Couch Potato

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.

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Bored, Brilliant and... Counterintuitively Interesting: A Reading List

Friday, February 13, 2015

Just some of the compelling reads about boredom (and beyond) you've been sending our way.
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Type "Hello" To Amy, Your Plucky Digital Personal Assistant

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.

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Video Games Meet Middle Age Emotions

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. 

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