Between texting and tweeting, smartphones and tablets - it seems nobody has time for a face-to-face conversation anymore. The solution could be as easy as something called a Tech Timeout. Here to explain that concept are Marty Riemer, founder of Twisted Scholar, along with author and filmmaker Michael Stusser. Together, they produced the award-winning documentary called "Sleeping with Siri."
Marty Riemer -- Marty Riemer is a well-known Seattle radio personality and founder of the educational production company Twisted Scholar, known for its engaging, humorous and socially aware programs, including one of the most widely viewed anti-bullying videos in the country. Riemer and his crew have produced shows for Nickelodeon, Microsoft, and NHK Japan - though he speaks fluent German not Japanese. In 2013 he developed the Tech Timeout Academic Challenge, which led to his directing the acclaimed documentary Sleeping with Siri. Far from being anti‐technology, Riemer sports a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, and is still known to geek out over the latest gadget.
Michael A. Stusser -- Michael A. Stusser is an author, Gonzo journalist, and documentary filmmaker. Stussers cover story (Village Voice Media Group) Sleeping with Siri, about finding digital balance, was recently made into an awardwinning documentary. Stussers book, The Dead Guy Interviews: Conversations with 45 of the Most Accomplished, Notorious, and Deceased Personalities in History was released to critical acclaim by Penguin Publishing. He is also a columnist for mental_floss magazine and Shambhala Sun and his work is frequently published by Law & Politics, Yoga International, the Seattle Weekly and the New York Times Syndicate.
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