Jen Poyant

Executive Producer, Note to Self

Jen Poyant appears in the following:

It's Time to Deal With Your Photo Clutter

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A customized, step-by-step guide for dealing with your digital photo clutter. It'll be fun. Mostly. 

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How to Shake Up Your Echo Chamber

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

We click on things we agree with already. Here are some concrete steps to get out of our comfort zone and expose ourselves to different people, opinions, and voices online.

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Can You Have a Whole Relationship Through Texts?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

If texting someone makes you feel connected, does it matter if there's a real person on the other end?

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Sherry Turkle: 'Even a Silent Phone Disconnects Us'

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

We spend a whole lot of time talking on our phones. But author, professor, and digital-era scholar Sherry Turkle questions whether they're real conversations.

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WiFi, Cancer, and Paranoia

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Science says you really don't need to worry about carcinogens and WiFi. We sort through all of the research with Only Human's Mary Harris.

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Why Google 'Thought' This Black Woman Was a Gorilla

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

This is a story about an incident that happened to 22-year-old web developer Jacky Alciné, the racist slur that caught him off-guard, and the machines behind it.

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The Ad Blocker's Dilemma: Sell Your Soul or Destroy the Internet

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

With the latest iOS update, you can start using ad blockers on your phone. But should you?

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Why Texts From Your Ex Is a Thing

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Creator of 'Texts From Your Ex' Elan Gale on the impulses behind texting with exes, and publishing the screenshots.

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Why Online Shoppers See Different Prices for the Same Item

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Price discrimination, or the "Schmo Tax," is how companies like Amazon post different prices depending on a shopper's zip code or online history. Sound fair?

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Back to School Guide: How to Think About Kids and Tech

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A round-up of all the big questions we should be asking as the kids head back to school.

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Stop Going on Bad Dates.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tips from a professional online profile ghostwriter. Because, of course, that's a thing.

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LEGO Kits and Your Creative Soul

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The future of creativity, the best ways to brainstorm, and the importance of free-association are all to be found through every techie's favorite toy: LEGO.

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Should You Post Pictures of Your Kids Online?

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sure, baby pictures are cute. But does that mean you should post them before a kid is old enough to give consent? We take a deep dive into the different philosophies out there.

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This Is Your Brain on Online Shopping

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Why would anyone buy six sweaters, only to never wear them? We visited Etsy's Usability Lab in search of some answers.

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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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Bored and Brilliant: BOOT CAMP

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A summer version of Bored and Brilliant, designed to get you rethinking your relationship with your smartphone. Works equally well on vacation, or when you WISH you were on vacation.

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Jurassic Mistakes

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sarah and Delphine team up to battle the neolutionists, family ties are strained and remade, and our clone hosts try to pick up the pieces after Orphan Black's shocking Season 3 finale. 

Crowdsourcing a Clone

Monday, June 15, 2015

Delphine goes full Single White Female on Shay, the Castor mole isn't who we expect, and Hanna and Emma explain what happens when our beloved Orphans head across the pond.

Codebreakers and Baby Oxen

Monday, June 08, 2015

World-renowned codebreaker Johnny Taiwan joins our hosts for an intense lesson on cryptography and being a dungeon master.

We Talk to Mark Wahlberg, Champion of Clones

Monday, June 01, 2015

Cosima and Alison pull a switcheroo over some much needed pee, Helena and Mrs. S finally come to blows, and as our clone hosts explain, a fierce hug heals all wounds.