Maria Popova

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The Golden Record Remastered: A Cosmic Mixtape

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Watch our celebration of The Golden Record's 40th anniversary with Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, writer Maria Popova, Science Friday's Ira Flatow and WQXR's Terrance McKnight. 


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Bored and Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

7:00 PM

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.

What Reading on Screens Does to Our Brains

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How should you read? Paper or screen? Your brain wants to choose one. Switching back and forth may not be effective. That is, unless you can develop your 'bi-literate' brain. 

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The Link Between Tchaikovsky And Jack White

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Here on Soundcheck, we spend a lot of time picking apart creativity. Where does it come from? How do you harness it? How important is inspiration, how important is perspiration? We're not the only ones. Writer Maria Popova spends her days contemplating the why and how of creativity, and shares what she finds via her website Brain Pickings. Today, she tells us about the creative philosophy that links Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Jack White.


The Curator's Code

Friday, March 23, 2012

One of the greatest assets of the internet is that it leads to great content discoveries that readers might not otherwise be able to find. One of the biggest liabilities is that content is frequently repackaged without crediting its creators or where it was found. Brooke talks to Maria Popova, editor of the website Brain Pickings and one of the creators of the Curator's Code, which seeks to honor the way people discover content online.

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