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:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Our credit cards have chips on them. Stores are supposed to be accepting them, but the Planet Money team explores why many aren't.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Love it or hate it, there's at least one important thing only voicemail can do.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The time is ripe for our step-by-step guide on handling offensive posts on your social media feeds. This works for the Thanksgiving table, too.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
A round-up of all the big questions we should be asking as the kids head back to school.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Tech entrepreneur Tristan Harris imagines technology without constant notifications - and a funding system that incentivizes techies to build it.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Author and introvert advocate extraordinaire Susan Cain answers a listener's question about finding quiet places in a buzzing world.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.”
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.