Bored and Brilliant:
How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self
Friday, Saptember 15, 7-8pm
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Manoush Zomorodi, host and managing editor of WNYC Studio’s podcast Note to Self, helps listeners navigate and understand the personal, social, and cultural impact of technology on our daily lives.In BORED AND BRILLIANT: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self, Zomorodi makes the case for boredom and shows readers how to harness today’s technology rather than being powerless to our gadgets.
BORED AND BRILLIANT explains the connection between boredom and being unplugged and how that state of mind can ignite original thinking. Through new interviews with scientists, famous artists, and people from all walks of life, Zomorodi explores why putting greater emphasis on “spacing out” is vital in an age of constant notifications and digital distractions and how we can harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive selves. She speaks with scientists who have researched the links between boredom and creativity. She spends time with a museum security guard who knows how to turn standing in a sometimes-empty room for eight hours into an exercise in creative thinking.
With an emphasis on remaking our dependent relationships with technology, Zomorodi poses a series of challenges that help her readers to rethink and reconfigure their world without leaving the digital behind.MANOUSH ZOMORODI is the host and managing editor of "Note to Self," “the tech show about being human,” from WNYC Studios. Every week on her podcast, Manoush searches for answers to life’s digital quandaries through experiments and conversations with listeners and experts. She has won numerous awards for her work. In spare moments, Manoush tweets at @manoushz and takes deep cleansing breaths. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.