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Note to Self

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Note to Self
Note to Self

Note to Self

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Is your phone watching you? Can texting make you smarter? Are your kids real? Note to Self explores these and other essential quandaries facing anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Nancy and many others.© WNYC Studios

Latest Episodes

How to Create Good Digital Citizens

Right from wrong. We teach our kids what this means in the classroom and at home. But whatabout online? The next generation of tech users could be a part of much more civilized digitaluniverse, but only if they learn hownow. Manoush talks to Richard Culatta (CEO of theInternational Society for Technology in Education) about the five steps to creating good digitalcitizens, and how to turn the current online “culture shift” into something positive, respectful, andmore accessible to all. Sign up for Manoush’s newsletterStableG.com/newsletterand find her other podcasts atZigZagPod.comandIRLPodcast.com

20 MIN1 w ago
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How to Create Good Digital Citizens

Why Everyone is Talking About Digital Minimalism

Computer scientist and cult-blogger, Cal Newport, wants you to take 30 dates off from all your personal tech. A month off, he claims, is the only way to truly adopt Digital Minimalism, his method for finding tech-life balance and the name of his latest book. Manoush loves a digital detox as much as the next overloaded person, but she explains to Cal why she has issues with his particular prescriptions. Manoush writes a newsletter that comes out every other Thursday. Sign up atStableG.com/newsletterand find her other podcasts atZigZagPod.comandIRLPodcast.com

31 MIN2 w ago
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Why Everyone is Talking About Digital Minimalism

How The Best Teacher Teaches Creativity

In 2018, Andria Zafirakou was named Global Teacher of the Year and given $1m in prize money. Why?

25 MIN3 w ago
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How The Best Teacher Teaches Creativity

Note to Self is Back and We Start with The Big One: Kids and Screens

The tech show about being human returns with an all new season. Host Manoush Zomorodi kicks things off with the latest on the battle between kids and parents over their screens: do we know how kids are impacted by tech? Does it make them less empathetic? Are they being constantly bullied online? Even if we can help kids figure out their digital habits, are we adults totally screwed? Researcher Elizabeth Englander joins Manoush to share new findings and give the most pragmatic advice about how kids and adults can build better relationships with their tech and each other.

35 MINAPR 24
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Note to Self is Back and We Start with The Big One: Kids and Screens

Note to Self is Back!

Note to Self helps you navigate the digital age by making sense of its most undervalued component: humans! With all new episodes coming every Tuesday, host Manoush Zomorodi investigates the very personal role technology plays in our lives and how we can live better with it. Because you are so much more than an algorithm.

1 MINAPR 23
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Note to Self is Back!

Rice Bunny: The Me Too Movement Comes to China

This week we’re discussing government censorship in China, #metooandcryptocurrency. Endless Thread is hosted by Ben Brock Johnson and AmorySivertson,and is made by WBUR.

26 MINFEB 23
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Rice Bunny: The Me Too Movement Comes to China

Dear (Data) Diary

Long-distance friends Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec spent a year tracking the little things in life. Thanks yous, coffees, complaints, street sounds. And each week, they turned their small-scale data collections intowhimsical hand-drawn postcards. On a minute level, they may not say much. But look at them together and they tell an intimate story. This week, Giorgia and Stefanie talk us through three weeks of data, and all the big lessons in our most mundane moments. ------- For the next several weeks you'll hear the “Best of” Note to Self in your podcast feed. Our favorite episodes. Manoush will be working on some other projects, butNote to Self will be back before you know it with some changes and surprises. Look at more postcards by Giorgia and Stefaniehere.

26 MIN2018 JUN 26
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Dear (Data) Diary

A Different Kind of Streaking

With former Google designer Tristan Harris, who explains how far Silicon Valley will go to capture and control your eyeballs. And Snapchat artist CyreneQ, who makes her living drawing on her phone all day. For real. ------- For the next several weeks you'll hear the “Best of” Note to Self in your podcast feed. Our favorite episodes. Manoush will be working on some other projects, butNote to Self will be back before you know it with some changes and surprises.

17 MIN2018 JUN 21
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A Different Kind of Streaking

Your Metadata is Showing

We asked you guys to send us photos. Then we gave them to Andreas Weigend, veteran of Xerox Parc, former chief scientist at Amazon, to see what he could deduce. A lot, it turns out. A little Google image search, a little metadata, and we can find where you are. Maybe who you are. What color phone you’re using to take the shot, and how many SIM cards you have. Reading photos is more than a digital parlor trick. It’s the future of commerce, marketing, policing, lending, and basically everything else. ------- For the next several weeks you'll hear the “Best of” Note to Self in your podcast feed. Our favorite episodes. Manoush will be working on some other projects, butNote to Self will be back before you know it with some changes and surprises. Keep in touch with her onTwitter,Instagram, and onher website.

20 MIN2018 JUN 8
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Your Metadata is Showing

Whose Bot Army Is Following Manoush?

Generic usernames, no photos, no tweets. This week, we investigate the dozens of mysterious accounts following Manoush on Twitter. Plus, what makes a good bot – and a bad one. ------- For the next several weeks you'll hear the “Best of” Note to Self in your podcast feed. Our favorite episodes. Manoush will be working on some other projects, butNote to Self will be back before you know it with some changes and surprises. Keep in touch with her onTwitter,Instagram, and onher website.

19 MIN2018 MAY 17
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Whose Bot Army Is Following Manoush?

Latest Episodes

How to Create Good Digital Citizens

Right from wrong. We teach our kids what this means in the classroom and at home. But whatabout online? The next generation of tech users could be a part of much more civilized digitaluniverse, but only if they learn hownow. Manoush talks to Richard Culatta (CEO of theInternational Society for Technology in Education) about the five steps to creating good digitalcitizens, and how to turn the current online “culture shift” into something positive, respectful, andmore accessible to all. Sign up for Manoush’s newsletterStableG.com/newsletterand find her other podcasts atZigZagPod.comandIRLPodcast.com

20 MIN1 w ago
Comments
How to Create Good Digital Citizens

Why Everyone is Talking About Digital Minimalism

Computer scientist and cult-blogger, Cal Newport, wants you to take 30 dates off from all your personal tech. A month off, he claims, is the only way to truly adopt Digital Minimalism, his method for finding tech-life balance and the name of his latest book. Manoush loves a digital detox as much as the next overloaded person, but she explains to Cal why she has issues with his particular prescriptions. Manoush writes a newsletter that comes out every other Thursday. Sign up atStableG.com/newsletterand find her other podcasts atZigZagPod.comandIRLPodcast.com

31 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Why Everyone is Talking About Digital Minimalism

How The Best Teacher Teaches Creativity

In 2018, Andria Zafirakou was named Global Teacher of the Year and given $1m in prize money. Why?

25 MIN3 w ago
Comments
How The Best Teacher Teaches Creativity

Note to Self is Back and We Start with The Big One: Kids and Screens

The tech show about being human returns with an all new season. Host Manoush Zomorodi kicks things off with the latest on the battle between kids and parents over their screens: do we know how kids are impacted by tech? Does it make them less empathetic? Are they being constantly bullied online? Even if we can help kids figure out their digital habits, are we adults totally screwed? Researcher Elizabeth Englander joins Manoush to share new findings and give the most pragmatic advice about how kids and adults can build better relationships with their tech and each other.

35 MINAPR 24
Comments
Note to Self is Back and We Start with The Big One: Kids and Screens

Note to Self is Back!

Note to Self helps you navigate the digital age by making sense of its most undervalued component: humans! With all new episodes coming every Tuesday, host Manoush Zomorodi investigates the very personal role technology plays in our lives and how we can live better with it. Because you are so much more than an algorithm.

1 MINAPR 23
Comments
Note to Self is Back!

Rice Bunny: The Me Too Movement Comes to China

This week we’re discussing government censorship in China, #metooandcryptocurrency. Endless Thread is hosted by Ben Brock Johnson and AmorySivertson,and is made by WBUR.

26 MINFEB 23
Comments
Rice Bunny: The Me Too Movement Comes to China

Dear (Data) Diary

Long-distance friends Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec spent a year tracking the little things in life. Thanks yous, coffees, complaints, street sounds. And each week, they turned their small-scale data collections intowhimsical hand-drawn postcards. On a minute level, they may not say much. But look at them together and they tell an intimate story. This week, Giorgia and Stefanie talk us through three weeks of data, and all the big lessons in our most mundane moments. ------- For the next several weeks you'll hear the “Best of” Note to Self in your podcast feed. Our favorite episodes. Manoush will be working on some other projects, butNote to Self will be back before you know it with some changes and surprises. Look at more postcards by Giorgia and Stefaniehere.

26 MIN2018 JUN 26
Comments
Dear (Data) Diary

A Different Kind of Streaking

With former Google designer Tristan Harris, who explains how far Silicon Valley will go to capture and control your eyeballs. And Snapchat artist CyreneQ, who makes her living drawing on her phone all day. For real. ------- For the next several weeks you'll hear the “Best of” Note to Self in your podcast feed. Our favorite episodes. Manoush will be working on some other projects, butNote to Self will be back before you know it with some changes and surprises.

17 MIN2018 JUN 21
Comments
A Different Kind of Streaking

Your Metadata is Showing

We asked you guys to send us photos. Then we gave them to Andreas Weigend, veteran of Xerox Parc, former chief scientist at Amazon, to see what he could deduce. A lot, it turns out. A little Google image search, a little metadata, and we can find where you are. Maybe who you are. What color phone you’re using to take the shot, and how many SIM cards you have. Reading photos is more than a digital parlor trick. It’s the future of commerce, marketing, policing, lending, and basically everything else. ------- For the next several weeks you'll hear the “Best of” Note to Self in your podcast feed. Our favorite episodes. Manoush will be working on some other projects, butNote to Self will be back before you know it with some changes and surprises. Keep in touch with her onTwitter,Instagram, and onher website.

20 MIN2018 JUN 8
Comments
Your Metadata is Showing

Whose Bot Army Is Following Manoush?

Generic usernames, no photos, no tweets. This week, we investigate the dozens of mysterious accounts following Manoush on Twitter. Plus, what makes a good bot – and a bad one. ------- For the next several weeks you'll hear the “Best of” Note to Self in your podcast feed. Our favorite episodes. Manoush will be working on some other projects, butNote to Self will be back before you know it with some changes and surprises. Keep in touch with her onTwitter,Instagram, and onher website.

19 MIN2018 MAY 17
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Whose Bot Army Is Following Manoush?