David Ryan Polgar
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​Author of WISDOM IN THE AGE OF TWITTER

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Connecticut-based writer/attorney/educator who often speaks on the topics of information overload, digital diets, creativity, and entertainment law. He is an award-winning columnist for Seasons magazine. 

As a tech ethicist, he speaks and writes about the ethical, legal, sociological, and emotional issues surrounding our relationship to technology.

Polgar explores some of these issues in his online column, Overplugged, which has also interviewed some of the most innovative thinkers, such as Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Sieberg (Google), Marshall David Jones (slam poet), Maria Konnikova, and Douglas Rushkoff.

Contact: dpolgar [at] gmail [dot] com
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Australian media outlet The Hoopla reviews Polgar's TEDx talk!

Interview with Douglas Rushkoff.

HuffPost piece about unplugging for Valentine's Day, "Disconnect to Reconnect This Valentine's Day."

Quoted in the Financial Times column "Five apps for unfocused minds."

Gave a few tips for crafting a healthy digital lifestyle to Health Watch (GateHouse Media; syndicated on sixty sites)

Quoted in Fox News article, "Watch this: how ultraviolent video games and ultraviolent movies differ."

"Policing Your Productivity: 7 Tools to Help You Focus" article from Entrepreneur Magazine.

"Are You Mentally Obese: 5 Steps to Lose the Digital Fat" from Tathaastu magazine.

"Step Away From the Smartphone: How to Go on a Digital Diet," article from Fox Business.

Quoted in allParenting article, "Does Your Attitude Suck? I Gave Up Technology and Changed Mine."

"Would You Date Your Brand?"  article from Entrepreneur Magazine.

Launched Overplugged.org, co-founded with noted psychologist Dr. David Greenfield. 

Advice featured on Education.com, "Play Tech Turkey."

​Delivered a TEDx talk on October 18, 2013
TEDxSpringfield (Springfield, MA)
CT By the Numbers (coverage of event)
Masslive (coverage of event)

Interview with Malcolm Gladwell about his creative process

Discussing the ethics of live tweeting a breakup conversation, on Airtime with Larry Mantle (NPR affiliate out of LA)

Interview with Daniel Sieberg (Google spokesperson & TV personality)

Interview with Maria Konnikova (bestselling author of Mastermind:How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes)
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Stan Simpson Show
Click on the picture to watch the interview! Appearance on The Stan Simpson Show.
TECH ETHICIST & CREATIVITY CONSULTANT
Appearance on Better Connecticut
Click on the picture to watch the interview! Appearance on Better Connecticut.
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The Australian TV show Studio 10 having a segment on Polgar's TEDx talk concerning Mental Obesity.