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Radio Headspace #34 – The moment vs. the memory

by Georgie Okell

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These days, we take more pictures than ever before, with experts predicting we’ll collectively take a trillion pictures this year. So how does spending all that time looking through a lens affect our memory of a place, or our experience of that moment?

These days, we take more pictures than ever before, with experts predicting we’ll collectively take a trillion pictures this year. So how does spending all that time looking through a lens affect our memory of a place, or our experience of that moment?

In this week’s episode I speak to tourists on Venice Beach’s famous boardwalk, before interviewing our resident neuroscientist Dr. Claudia about the experiencing self vs. the remembering self and speaking with travel photographer Ralph Velasco. We also conduct a semi-scientific experiment to find out if we can still be present in a world where memories are increasingly everything.

Georgie Okell

Georgie Okell is a TV and Radio host from the UK. She currently hosts and produces the podcast Radio Headspace, which has almost 1 million plays in 2015. She also runs marathons.

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