Writer/Curator Behind Brain Pickings
In Conversation with Pico Iyer
“A one-woman curation machine, dedicated to surfacing content, old and new, that makes her readers smarter.” Forbes, 30 under 30
“Her pickings aim to transcend the times, rather than harping on them, pushing us beyond the thought parameters of our daily routines.” Mother Jones
A self-described “reader, writer, interestingness hunter-gatherer and curious mind at large,” Maria Popova is the creative mind behind Brain Pickings, an immensely popular online compendium of treasures spanning art, science, poetry, design, philosophy, history, anthropology and more. With more than one million monthly readers and a six-figure Twitter following, the site explores how different disciplines illuminate one another to glean some insight into that grand question of how to live, and how to live well. Popova has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Wired (U.K) and Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab and is a MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow.
Related Thematic Learning Initiative Event:
Exploring Treasures of Our Local Libraries and Archives featuring Writer/Curator Maria Popova
Thu, Apr 5 / 4 PM / Santa Barbara Central Library