Manoush Zomorodi

Host, Note to Self

Manoush Zomorodi appears in the following:

Looking Up From Your Smartphone, Perish The Thought

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Every time we pick up our smartphone to distract us when we are bored, we may be robbing ourselves of the opportunity to brainstorm, plan, or think creatively. 

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Learning to Be Bored With Gary Shteyngart

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The WNYC podcast New Tech City is taking on a big new project to get people to rethink their relationship with technology. They call it Bored and Brilliant.

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Want to Be Creative? Try Getting Bored

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We’ve banished boredom with our phones. Recent research suggests that we might be banishing our creativity along with it.

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If You're Too Busy to Be Bored, Find Time

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Boredom in the age of technology is unheard of. There's always a screen somewhere to distract us. But staying so occupied might be preventing us from realizing what matters most.

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9 Things We Learned About Phones From a Teenager

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hint: High school is pretty much how you remember it, but the mean girls don't have to look you in the eyes anymore.

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A Gaggle of Guest Hosts

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Meet Our Guest Hosts! As Leonard is away for two weeks in January, we have an amazing roster of guest hosts filling his seat. Find our more about them here.

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The Greene Space

Bored and Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Wed, Jan. 14 | SOLD OUT. Join New Tech City for a digital detox that will help you reclaim the time you spend on your phone and use it to rediscover the creative benefits of boredom.

How To Sign up For Bored And Brilliant

Monday, January 12, 2015

Join Note to Self for a project about putting down your phone, spacing out and getting inspired. Here's how to start.
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Engage or Unfriend? What to Do When Facebook Gets Racist

Monday, December 08, 2014

When it comes to conversations about race, justice and equality in America, the new town hall is online.

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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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Varsity Video Gamers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Meet the first ever team of 'e-athletes' playing video games on a college scholarship. 


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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This Woman Saves Lives in Her Pajamas

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.

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The Other Ed Snowdens

Friday, October 31, 2014

Ed Snowden was not the only leaker to have defied the government’s secrecy programs. Ladar Levison and William Binney each paid the price for a moral stand against the U.S. government. 

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The Other Ed Snowdens

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ladar Levison and William Binney each paid the price for a moral stand against the U.S. government. And your digital privacy is slightly better for it. 

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Containing Disease Like They Did in This Video Game

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Governments need to be able to predict how outbreaks spread and grow. But that's not so easy. Here's how one bizarre and totally accidental video game incident made the modeling smarter.


The Giant Leap Into Commercial Space Travel

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ten years ago, a private space aircraft left the Earth’s atmosphere and stirred up dreams of an age of commercial space travel. Yet a decade later, no paying passengers have flown.

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She'd Pay Anything to Go to Space

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lina Borozdina took out a second mortgage. Anousheh Ansari forewent motherhood. All either of them wanted was to see earth from above, and the way they tell it, it's worth the sacrifice.

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How Twitter Has Changed Nonfiction

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Harvested properly, social media status updates are a narrative gold mine for writers. Here are the clever tricks Nick Bilton used when writing the book about Twitter. 

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How the Techies Parent

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Parenting in world of screens means tough choices with no right answers. So we asked techies -- the people who design our apps and devices -- what rules they set for their own kids. 

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