Author Event: Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's Podcast "Note to Self"
Has your smartphone become your BFF? Do you feel bored when you’re not checking Facebook or Instagram? In Manoush Zomorodi's new book, Bored and Brilliant: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Spacing Out, she explains the connection between boredom and original thinking, and explores how we can harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive selves
In 2015, Zomorodi, through the "Note to Self" podcast from WNYC, led thousands of listeners through a week of experiments designed to help them reassess their technology habits, unplug for part of each week and jump-start their creativity. Throughout the book are a series of challenges that will help readers rethink their relationship to their devices without completely leaving the digital world.
Zomorodi will discuss her book in conversation with Dr. Holly Menninger, director of public science for NC State's College of Sciences.
This program is a co-presentation between the NCSU Libraries and Quail Ridge Books. Books ($26.99) will be available on site or can be purchased online here from Quail Ridge. Signing line ticket free with each book purchase.
Free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Get your free tickets here.