05-03-21 Technology and Nature: Guest Greg Nemes, Founder and Director of Tanager
How much of our children’s time today is screen time? How has the pandemic amplified screen time habits? How does technology effect cognitive and social-emotional development? What happens when kids, or adults, disconnect from cell phones, video games and virtual classrooms and start to reconnect with nature and with real people in real space? These are some of questions we explore in this episode about Technology and Nature. We will also look at how good technology design can benefit humanity’s development. This episode’s story walk will show how story walking is as much about the people we meet as it is about the places we go and the things we see and experience. I will also talk about my new book, The Difference Maker.
Special guest, Greg Nemes, is both a bird lover and the Founder and Director of Tanager, a creative technology firm that serves organizations focused on building a brighter future for humans, our environment and wildlife. Tanager designs experiences that connect the physical and digital worlds. The company has created websites large and small, built mobile apps, tamed scary-complicated databases, and helped organizations tend their digital landscape year after year. In addition to design services, Tanager offers both free community walks and guided nature walks for organizations and companies. The walks are another way for Tanager to make nature part of its practice, and a way to share the secret beauty of the natural world with as many people as possible.
Greg holds a Bachelors of Architecture from Bowling Green State University, and a Masters of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has taught at Brown University, The Boston Architectural College, Roger Williams University, and currently teaches part-time at RISD. This Story Walking episode covers a lot of new ground.
Book: The Difference Maker – https://netwalkri.com/book
Tanager website – https://tanager.org/
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