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Are virtual bookstore talks part of the future of authorship?

I recently gave a virtual book talk at Fountain Bookstore, an independent bookstore located in Richmond, Virginia. Of course because of the lockdown I couldn't travel there, so

By |2020-11-24T08:49:30-08:00July 22nd, 2020|4-day workweek, Media, SHORTER, Technology, Writers|Comments Off on Are virtual bookstore talks part of the future of authorship?

Building your home studio: How to connect, sound, and look better— without spending a fortune

This week I spoke with my friend Christine Armstrong about how to improve your Zoom game, and how even simple changes can greatly improve your look and experience

By |2020-11-24T08:49:30-08:00July 1st, 2020|Advice, Media, SHORTER, Technology, Top post|Comments Off on Building your home studio: How to connect, sound, and look better— without spending a fortune

It’s ALMOST like the problem isn’t just technical: Contractors target homeless people and BET awards in quest for more non-white faces

As anyone following the state of facial recognition and other automated identification systems knows, these systems suffer from bias problems: some have trouble recognizing facial features or detecting

By |2019-10-03T14:42:39-07:00October 3rd, 2019|Social media, Technology|Comments Off on It’s ALMOST like the problem isn’t just technical: Contractors target homeless people and BET awards in quest for more non-white faces

“What people are angry about… is that we no longer feel in control of the technology in our lives”

In my book The Distraction Addiction I talked about how humans have evolved to have incredibly powerful relationships with technologies, starting with hand axes a million years ago,

By |2018-04-12T05:40:47-07:00April 12th, 2018|Attention / Distraction, Contemplative computing, Technology, The Distraction Addiction|Comments Off on “What people are angry about… is that we no longer feel in control of the technology in our lives”
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