8 episodes

How can we disrupt our digital habits for greater wellbeing, creativity & productivity?

Join host Menka Sanghvi from Mind over Tech as she welcomes guests from different walks of life to observe how we use tech; reflect on how it sometimes uses us; and experiment with ways to make sure it is actually helping us to do what we value most in life.

Learn more at mot.fyi/lab

Digital Habit Lab Mind over Tech

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    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

How can we disrupt our digital habits for greater wellbeing, creativity & productivity?

Join host Menka Sanghvi from Mind over Tech as she welcomes guests from different walks of life to observe how we use tech; reflect on how it sometimes uses us; and experiment with ways to make sure it is actually helping us to do what we value most in life.

Learn more at mot.fyi/lab

    To Be Creative is to Take Control—Scott Riley

    To Be Creative is to Take Control—Scott Riley

    Regardless of our intentions, technology is designed with it’s own “goals” based on its success metrics. In a way, tech has its own intentions for us, leading to that misalignment we sometimes feel! This is the second of two episodes in which host Menka Sanghvi speaks to designer and author Scott Riley. This time the conversation is about autonomy, intrinsic motivation, and being more creative with the digital tools we use. 


    Warning: Scott speaks honestly and passionately about these subjects, and at times the language in this episode may not be suitable for young ears!


    See Full Shownotes - mot.fyi/podcast/scott

    • 32 min
    What Do We Really Want from Tech?—Scott Riley

    What Do We Really Want from Tech?—Scott Riley

    What if technology were designed to work in harmony with what our brains really want? In this first of two episodes with designer and author Scott Riley, host Menka Sanghvi talks with him about his personal journey and challenges with mental health, and what inspired him to write his groundbreaking book “Mindful Design”. 


    Listen in to discover more about how technology, even in its most “accessible” form, is designed to meet our needs only partially and superficially. Scott is deeply concerned about how this impacts people negatively, not just because of individual differences in capability, but also due to social inequality. He calls for more consideration for all kinds of cognitive load, whether it’s due to mental health, neurodivergence, poverty or racism. 


    In this conversation Menka and Scott take on these complex subjects with respect and humour, inviting listeners to reflect on their own relationship with technology, and consider where design decisions might be harming them.


    Warning: Scott speaks honestly and passionately about these subjects, and at times the language in this episode may not be suitable for young ears!


    See Full Shownotes - mot.fyi/podcast/scott

    • 31 min
    Being Intentional Moment-To-Moment—Mind Over Tech team

    Being Intentional Moment-To-Moment—Mind Over Tech team

    A special “behind the scenes” episode in which the Mind Over Tech team reflect on their lived experiences of feeling intentional. When does it happen? What does it feel like? 


    Menka, Jonathan, Sophie and Zak open up to share insights from their personal lives which includes playing music, mental health, burn out, parenting, teamwork and the daily challenge of being creative in the midst of tech. 


    It turns out that some of the most conducive factors, in their experience, include taking breaks, being part of a team and, perhaps most importantly, practicing connecting to intention as a dynamic movement in the moment, rather than a static purpose. 


    See Full Shownotes - mot.fyi/podcast/team


    This is the last episode of the year - we're taking a break until Jan 2022, and wishing you just what you need over the holidays! 

    • 25 min
    Bonus: Short guided practice with Michael Bready

    Bonus: Short guided practice with Michael Bready

    During his conversation with us in episode 3, Michael Bready kindly offered to guide Menka through a short and simple practice that he finds useful to return to throughout the day when we feel a bit disconnected.

    • 5 min
    Inner Freedom—Michael Bready

    Inner Freedom—Michael Bready

    Intention is normally something we associate with the thinking mind, but in this deeply insightful conversation, host Menka Sanghvi explores intention as an inner freedom, with mindfulness teacher Michael Bready. A wisdom that requires us to be in tune with our bodies, our emotions, our context - our whole selves.


    Michael and Menka discuss how much we all strive for freedom and individuality, yet are easily caught by the influences that condition us, including other people’s desires and opinions, and increasingly, algorithms. 


    In the face of these complex challenges, Michael emphasises that every small step we take - every moment of mindfulness - transforms us. So let’s be patient and kind to ourselves, and to each other, on this journey of improving our digital habits! 


    See Full Shownotes - mot.fyi/podcast/mb 

    • 31 min
    Generation Z and Tech Culture—Liz Smith

    Generation Z and Tech Culture—Liz Smith

    Generation Z is the first generation to have grown up with the internet and smartphones from birth. What impact has this had? In this episode host Menka Sanghvi speaks to film director Liz Smith about her new documentary “I Am Gen Z”.


    Liz and Menka explore themes around addiction, polarisation, perfectionism, privacy, soundbite culture and the seeming luxury of being offline. A “seismic shift” that has occurred in just one generation. One phenomenon which particularly impacts Gen Z is “social cooling” - the feeling of being constantly watched that makes you behave differently.


    Liz Smith is a filmmaker, mental health advocate, and host of a live event series and podcast “What’s Going On In Your Head?”. 


    See Full Shownotes - mot.fyi/podcast/liz

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

CK sunny side up ,

Brilliantly insightful

I'm really enjoying this podcast series. It's super insightful and informative. Each episode has practical ways for us to have a more balanced relationship with tech. This is so needed!

sps1512 ,

Thought provoking

Enjoying these thought provoking podcasts by Menka - really relevant at a time when we feel disconnected despite being so connected!

hv1805 ,

Worth a listen!

This is a fascinating podcast with some practical and helpful tips on taking control of your relationship with tech. Menka has a lovely thoughtful conversational style which helps us really delve deep into her guests’ insights. Highly recommend.

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