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Work & Life: Tyler Shores & Prof Gloria Mark on Digital Wellbeing

By Rebecca Markwick, on 19 August 2021

I chat with Professor Gloria Mark and Tyler Shores about digital wellbeing.

Show Notes

I chat with the marvellous Professor Gloria Mark and Tyler Shores all about the idea of digital wellbeing. We take a dive into the world of digital shorthand, how emotions can be contagious over digital media and the effects that task switching has on the brain. Tyler chats about how multitasking and busyness can be seen as a sort of badge of honour and why that is problematic, and we end up with a fun discussion on the value of boredom and what we all do with our browser tabs.

Gloria’s website
Tyler’s website

Things mentioned in the episode:
The Zeigarnik Effect (handy little article on this)
Browser tab parking (handy little study)
BBC values based wellbeing framework
The Now Habit by Neil Fiore
Tabs by Ohm-I

Tor – Rachel Taylor & Amanda Melfi

By Rebecca Markwick, on 27 April 2021

This week I chat with Rachel Taylor and Amanda Melfi, social media and marketing geniuses at Tor. We chat about the importance of author wellbeing, the role of Tor’s social media channels, and how Rachel sent John Scalzi a secret burrito one time.

Show Notes
I chat to the fabulous people behind the Tor family of twitter accounts Rachel Taylor and Amanda Melfi all about how they try to be fun and engaging on social media on behalf of the Tor family without putting pressure on their authors. We chat about favourite books, hilarious twitter moments, sending John Scalzi secret burritos, and why it’s important to them to make the Tor spaces a safe space for authors and readers alike.
Check out the Shelf Healing Twitter account for debates on what counts as a dragon!

Twitter accounts:
Tor Books
Tor.com Publishing
Tor Teen
Rachel’s account
Amanda’s account

Books, authors, and twitter accounts mentioned in the episode:

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke
John Scalzi
The Invisible Life of Addie by V.E. Schwab
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Murderbot by Martha Wells

Twitter accounts
Effin birds
Spark Notes