Ariana Tobin is a producer for WNYC’s New Tech City podcast.
Prior to joining WNYC, Ariana worked as a digital producer for American Public Media’s Marketplace. There, she coordinated the social media presence for the four Marketplace properties, oversaw special engagement projects, and trained a radio-centric staff on web-friendly practices. She has written for publications including The New Republic, On Being, St. Louis Public Radio, Bustle, and more.
A native of St. Louis, Ariana graduated from Washington University in St. Louis summa cum laude. Previously, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Minsk, Belarus, researching teenagers, social media, and generational change. She lives in New York.
Ariana Tobin appears in the following:
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
New devices promise to chill you out with low-level electric pulses. Turns out, it is possible to over-chill.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
FOMO is real. And it's amplified during the holiday season when party glam shots and scrumptious food pics are everywhere. So let's embrace a little JOMO (Joy of Missing Out) instead.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
We click on things we agree with already. Here are concrete steps to get out of our comfort zone and find new people, opinions, and voices online. With minimal ick factor.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Don't throw a turkey leg. Don't go ALL CAPS rage over racism on Twitter. This Thanksgiving, when the conversation makes your blood boil, take some deep breaths and just LARA.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
How Marina Abramović, the world’s most famous performance artist, got Manoush and producer Jen Poyant to sit in silence for 30 minutes before a performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
It's time to fight information overload, focus, and GTFO of the office for the summer.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Can algorithms help us eat and love better? We went on a mission to find out.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
That pile of papers on your desk? That lunch meeting you can't seem to nail down? The hundreds of emails that raise your blood pressure? We're here to help.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
There are a lot of tools out there that claim to train—even change—your brain. So do they work? We put them to the test and things get... interesting.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
What happens when we start thinking of ourselves as walking, breathing, calorie-consuming piles of data? We asked hundreds of people to weigh in (figuratively speaking).
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Douglas Rushkoff, author of "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus," argues that our fixation on "growth" has made us less financially secure, with big consequences for our communities.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
As promised! The time has come to talk about sex. Or, rather, to swipe about sex.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
How much would it take for someone to hack YOUR life? And really, how worried do you actually need to be?
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
We tried using apps to stop sugar cravings. It didn't work. Now, we want to hear your stories.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
What we learned through a week of experimenting with information overload interventions.
Friday, February 05, 2016
Write a sentence articulating your personal rule/algorithm/filter parameters/mantra to live by. Consider it your 'Note to Self'.
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Discuss something you’ve heard, read, or watched with someone for at least seven minutes by phone or in person. Social psychologist Sherry Turkle explains why and how.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Avoid a trending topic, or “must read” today. Consume only what's valuable to you. Issued by Cates Holderness, who launched The Dress meme, and Ann Blair, information overload historian.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Tidy up your apps and transform your phone into a portal of wisdom. Brought to you by "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" author Marie Kondo herself.
Monday, February 01, 2016
No multi-tasking today. Work on one thing at a time, and give each task your full focus.