Catherine Steiner-Adair

Podcast #18: Catherine Steiner-Adair on Tech and Child Development

Catherine Steiner-Adair is a clinical psychologist whose empathic 2013 book The Big Disconnect warned us about the impacts of digital tech on child development and family relationships. She's been on a non-stop speaking tour ever since.

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Podcast #17: Cal Newport on Deep Work

For a computer scientist, Georgetown professor and author Cal Newport is hard to reach via email. But it’s part of his philosophy that focused concentration–so elusive in our overstimulated world–is the key to a better and more rewarding work and personal life.

Birthday Cake

A Message From the Publisher

It’s our 2nd birthday! Publisher Mo Lotman shares a few thoughts about where we’ve come and where The Technoskeptic is going.

Dr. David Greenfield

Podcast #15: David Greenfield on Internet Addiction

Psychiatrist, professor, and author David Greenfield, founder of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction, was one of the first medical professionals to recognize and study the addictive qualities of the Internet. He explains what we know, what it means, and what can be done.

Child on smart phone

Developing Brains Need Socializing, Not Screens

Parents often use digital devices as babysitters, but these devices interrupt the social and physical interactivity needed for healthy brain development.

Bill Powers

Podcast #12: Bill Powers on Tech Boundaries and Social Media

Journalist and media critic Bill Powers wrote a bestselling book about stepping away from tech; now he’s on the inside trying to make tech better.

Narayan Liebenson

Podcast #11: Narayan Liebenson on Mindfulness and Attention

Narayan Liebenson, a guiding teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, speaks to us about the benefits of mindfulness and attention. How might smart devices be impacting our ability to be present?

A Public Service Announcement from The Technoskeptic

We won’t make videos often, but sometimes you need to engage the tools of prison to break out. Here’s a message we believe many people can take to heart. Many thanks to Jason Walsh and the Infinite Canvas team, the lovely and talented Mary Mihovan, and crooner extraordinaire Colin Metz. We hope you enjoy it! Please feel free to share and disseminate (unedited) as you wish.