5:30 PM17:30

A Modern Salon for Women, hosted by Manoush Zomorodi

Edition 01. Renewal.

A new event series, produced by Studio Kairos and Manoush Zomorodi, with sponsor partner Amee Mungo: a modern salon by and for women, to discuss, debate, and address some of the most pressing issues of our time. It’s a social gathering with a mission: meet like-minded, fabulous women over a glass of wine and change the world. 
Thursday, January 25
5:30PM at
Norwood Club

Our first event features Manoush in conversation with Azita Ardakani about how our unconscious world shapes our career more than we know; and that by having a relationship with our inner world, we can empower what we create in our outer world.

Azita is the brilliant entrepreneur who built Lovesocial, a communications agency focused on human interaction, in its mission to uncover the true brand story. She’s also a partner at Honeycomb Portfolio, an investment firm that believes that capital should be deployed in the consideration of the greater world.

Manoush is co-founder of this event series, host of WNYC’s Note to Self, and author of Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self.


Want to learn more? Read about it here or feel free to  send us a note.

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6:30 PM18:30

Build a Bot: Artificial Intelligence and Bots for News (Oct. 25 and Nov. 1)

BUILD A BOT: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND BOTS FOR NEWS with John Keefe, bot developer and app product manager at Quartz

Join John and make a Facebook Messenger bot!

Class meets Wednesdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 9 pm

The cost for this workshop is $249

$199 Early Bird Summer Deal until August 31st | Purchase tickets here.

In this two-part workshop, John Keefe will focus on natural language processing and conversational interfaces and help you build a Facebook Messenger bot. John has taught this popular class to journalism students and to journalists at conferences such as ONA.

John Keefe
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7:00 PM19:00

Bored and Brilliant Book Tour

Manoush Zomorodi - host of Note to Self, the podcast about how technology is changing our brains, lives, and society, and author of Bored and Brilliant - interviews Ellen Ullman, author of the cult classic Close to the Machine, about Ullman's new, critically-acclaimed book, Life in CodeA Personal History of Technology, which Elle calls "a vivid, gripping window into what it is to be shaped by keyboard characters and machine, in which a single wrong tap can bring entire systems crashing down."


Tuesday, September 26 7:00PM

Housing Works 126 Crosby St
New York, NY, 10012


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4:30 PM16:30

The Bored and Brilliant Book Tour!

Manoush embarks on a book tour this fall, in support of her new book "Bored and Brilliant". Below are the upcoming dates, and you can pre-order the book here.

If you're in one of these cities, make sure to swing by. Let us know if you'd like more info or to find out if Manoush will be in your city. And if you can't make it IRL, keep in touch on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #getbored.

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12:00 PM12:00

TED Conference

The inimitable Manoush Zomorodi will be presenting at this year's TED conference in Vancouver, on April 27. The theme of this year's conference is "The Future You", and she'll be exploring the impact that technology has on our lives now, and what it means for our future selves. 

The conference is sold out, but you can watch it in select cinemas, or wait for her TED Talk to be posted later this year.

We'll be on site for her talk and will report back live as it happens.

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to Apr 15

The E.G.

We head to Monterey for the EG Conference, an event by and for the creative community - "a touchstone for innovators in every imaginable field — makers and doers of extraordinary things, breakers of boundaries, explorers of frontiers, busters of myths." It will be nice to decompress for a few days along the Pacific and take in some fresh inspiration. 

Photo by Serbek/iStock / Getty Images
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3:00 PM15:00

Fast Forward with Dan Costa: Conversations About Living In The Future

On Wednesday, November 30, Dan Costa sits down with John Keefe, WNYC's Senior Editor for Data News, to talk about using new technology to improve the way news is reported. and what we can learn from data science. 

John recently joined Manoush on stage at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York to talk about how they're using data science at WNYC.

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3:00 PM15:00

Fast Forward with Dan Costa

FAST FORWARD with Dan Costa launches it's first episode. On November 16th, Dan chats with Paige Fitzgerald, who manages the Connected Citizens program at WAZE. Waze is a crowd-sourced traffic and navigation app that saves drivers time, helping them to navigate around traffic. 

Fast Forward with Dan Costa, conversations about living in the future, is a weekly series on PCMag.com, broadcast live on Facebook and will also be available as a podcast. Upcoming guests include our own John Keefe, who will talk about the data sensor project he ran during the election, and Dr. Jay Parkinson, a healthcare innovator whom Fast Company has called the "doctor of the future."

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