Manoush Zomorodi + Brooke Gladstone on the art floor
Friday September 8: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
In 2015, Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s popular podcast and radio show Note to Self, led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from technological distractions, get bored, reinvigorate their creativity, and change their lives. Bored and Brilliant expands on that experiment to show us how to reevaluate our device usage and live a better and smarter existence in this new digital age. Manoush explains the connection between boredom and creative thinking, exploring how we can harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive and creative selves without completely discarding our gadgets. With a foundation in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, the book examines the phenomenon of “mind wandering”, what our brains do when we're doing nothing at all. Manoush includes practical strategies you can implement to ease the incessant demands of our digital world and enhance your ability to dream, wonder, and gain clarity in your life. The outcome will blow your mind.
Manoush will be joined in conversation by WNYC On The Media's co-host, Brook Gladstone.
Come join us in the Rare Book Room as Manoush Zomorodi launches her new book!
Double Peabody award winner Brooke Gladstone is an American journalist, author and media analyst. She is co-host (with Bob Garfield) and managing editor of the WNYC radio program On the Media, and has been a contributor to The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Observer, and Slate.