Former Atari game designer, documentarian and psychotherapist Howard Scott Warshaw returns to talk the lost year of 2020. While everyone was locked down in an attempt to prevent physical illness, mental illness has risen sharply during the quarantine. Agoraphobia, claustrophobia, domestic violence, depression, divorce…it’s all gotten very, very ugly. But there is hope, and Howard is here to help to uncover the root of why we feel this way, how the pandemic has changed us in ways we haven’t even realized, how to spot the signs of a downward turn in your friends or loved ones, and what to do if you’re afraid they’re in danger. Plus, Howard talks about his new memoir, Once Upon Atari: How I Made History by Killing an Industry, the story of how he came to be one of Atari’s top young programmers, only for the video game crash of 1983 to send his career in a vastly different direction.
Pick up Howard’s new book: Once Upon Atari: How I Made History by Killing an Industry
About the Guest:
Artist, technologist, creator and healer, Howard Scott Warshaw is first and foremost a communicator. Holding master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology and Computer Engineering, his career accomplishments include Video Game pioneer, MoMA artist, celebrated software developer, award winning film producer, author, educator and columnist. These days Howard enlists his eclectic skill set in the service of others as a psychotherapist in California’s Silicon Valley, where he specializes in the issues of hi-tech leaders and the super-intelligent. He loves exploring fresh perspectives as well as cultivating new talents and finding creative ways to apply them. Howard is a complex person who can be summed up in five words: Passion with a Balanced Perspective.
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Books by Howard Scott Warshaw:
Conquering College: The Most Fun You Can Have Learning the Things You Need to Know – https://amzn.to/30ecny1
Inspired Therapist: My Inner Journey from Wannabe to Healer – https://amzn.to/30dOAy7
Once Upon Atari: How I Made History by Killing an Industry – https://amzn.to/3c7K0Y1
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