TechVersify, a new online original series from WPBT2/PBS and Miami-based Two Parrot Productions premiering this week, aims to educate viewers in the art of using technology for maximum personal and professional benefit.
Following the first episode on Thursday, a new 5-minute-long episode will be released each week on WPBT2’s uVu Network for Community Filmmakers (www.youtube.com/uVuNetwork). Each episode will also be available across WPBT2’s various digital channels and apps, including Apple TV, Roku and Fire TV.
“Miami makes the perfect epicenter for the TechVersify plot because it’s the melting pot of so many diverse perspectives. However, it was equally important to travel outside Miami to cities like Austin, Texas; Tokyo, Japan; and Kathmandu, Nepal. Tech is impacting lives everywhere, so we had to put the conversation in a global context,” said creator and producer Jessica Kizorek.
The show, hosted by Kizorek with analysis from Dr. Eva Ritvo, a psychiatrist, illuminates what’s going on inside our brains and how we can leverage technology to make ourselves happier and healthier, Kizorek said. Funding for the series was provided by Gulliver Schools and the Center for Social Change.