Videos & Interviews

This is Life with Lisa Ling (CNN): What tech companies are doing to address tech addiction. – November 2018


WIRED interview with Yuval Harari and Tristan Harris: When Technology Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself – September 2018


Dreamforce: How to stop technology from destabilizing the world – September 2018


The Tech Avengers (Wall Street Journal) – July 2018


Milken Institute 2018 Global Conference – May 2018



Vox: It’s Not You. Phones are designed to be addicting. – February 2018


Ezra Klein Vox interview: “How Technology is Designed to Bring Out the Worst in Us”


MSNBC “Morning Joe”– February 2018

Silicon Valley begins warning about social media

CBS This Morning – February 2018



Tristan speaks at Knight & Aspen Institute Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy

Bloomberg TV: January 2018

The TODAY Show: January 2018

NBC Nightly News: January 2018

TED Radio Hour Podcast: Manipulation : October 2017

(Link: iTunes Podcast)

TED: “How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds everyday”   July 26, 2017 — 17 minutes 

BigThink: Social Media’s Dark Side: How Connectivity Uprooted Our Self-Worth

“What is Technology Doing to Us?” Sam Harris Podcast 
April 14, 2017 — 1 hour 45 minutes

60 Minutes on “Brain Hacking” with Anderson Cooper
April 9, 2017 — 13 mins

BigThink: How Online Advertising Tricks Your Thoughts, Attitudes and Beliefs
April 11, 2017 – 5 mins

PBS NewsHour:  Your Phone is Trying to Control Your Life 
January 30, 2017 — 9 minutes

Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher: How You Get Addicted to your Phone
January 30, 2017 — 1 hour 7 minutes

Product Management Festival 2016: A Hippocratic Oath for Designers
November 15, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland — 28 minutes

Wisdom 2.0: Distracted? Imagine a New Kind of Design
March 1st, 2015 in San Francisco — 35 minutes

Data & Society Institute: “Designing an Ethical Attention Economy”
October 28th, 2015 @ Data & Society Institute — 1 hr 6 minutes

RISD Lecture on Time Well Spent (Ethics, Doubt and Deep Goals)
On representing and critically analyzing design goals and bringing ethics discussion into organizations. Includes Q&A with Charlie Cannon, Anne Tate, Daniel Hewett and Damian White (professors at Rhode Island School of Design)
October 26th, 2015 — 1 hour 37 mins

WNYC’s Note to Self, “What is our Attention Actually Worth?” with Manoush Zomorodi
July 29th, 2015 — 12 minutes

Fixing the Attention Economy @ Personal Democracy Forum
May 28th, 2015 in New York — 15 minutes

Stanford University CS547: Human-Computer Interaction Seminar on Design Ethics
April 15th, 2015 in San Francisco — 1 hour and 3 minutes

TEDxBrussels: “Distracted? Let’s Demand a New Kind of Design

December 2, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium — 15 minutes

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