On The Media

The Case for Boredom

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The podcast New Tech City has kicked off a fascinating project that anyone can join in on. And, we want you to know about it. 
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New Tech City

Bored and Brilliant by the Numbers

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thousands of people are signed up to track their phone usage as they take the Bored and Brilliant challenges. Herewith we present the results by the numbers. 
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Money Talking

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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New Tech City

The Case for Boredom

Monday, January 12, 2015

We're kicking off New Tech City's biggest project yet. It's called Bored & Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out. Our goal is to get you rethinking our relationship with technology.  

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Conducting Business

Symphonies for Snoozing? When it's OK to Be Bored in Concerts

Thursday, December 12, 2013

We've all had moments when our mind has wandered during a Wagner opera, a Bruckner symphony or perhaps a long Mozart recitative.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Exciting News About Boredom

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

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Bored? There's A Music App For That

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

As the French author Jules Renard once wrote, "Being bored is an insult to oneself." And he didn't even have a smartphone! In today's digital environment, there's really no reason to ever find yourself with nothing to do (well, unless your phone or computer dies -- and then you're just out of luck). writer Eliot Van Buskirk joins us to recommend his four favorite boredom-busting musical apps.

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