Manoush Zomorodi - Bored and Brilliant (Sausalito)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

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, Manoush 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, this book 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 including four from the New York Press Club. In 2014, the Alliance for Women in Media named her Outstanding Host. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965
Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250124951
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 5th, 2017

"Bored and Brilliant shows the fascinating side of boredom. Manoush Zomorodi investigates cutting-edge research as well as compelling (and often funny) real-life examples to demonstrate that boredom is actually a crucial tool for making our lives happier, more productive, and more creative.