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Mindful Tech: Learning to Use Digital Technologies More Attentively and with Less Stress, David Levy '71
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM (EST)
Learning to use Digital Technologies More Attentively and with Less Stress
David Levy '71, Professor, The Information School, University of Washington
Part I: Wednesday, November 6, 7:15-8:45 pm
Part II: Thursday, November 7, 6:30-8:00 pm
Today’s digital technologies are both powerful and powerfully distracting. For more than a decade, through research and teaching, David Levy has been exploring how to help students and adult professionals train their attention in order to operate more effectively online and with less stress. In this workshop, Prof. Levy will introduce some simple “mindfulness” practices that can train us to be more relaxed and alert, and we will explore how these practices can be applied to email, Facebook, and multitasking.
David M. Levy ‘71
David Levy is Professor at the Information School, University of Washington in Seattle. He earned his Ph.D. in computer science at Stanford University and a diploma in Calligraphy and Bookbinding from the Roehampton Institute in London. For more than 15 years, he was a researcher at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, exploring the transition from paper and print to digital media. At the University of Washington since 2000, he focuses on bringing mindfulness training and other contemplative practices to address problems of information overload and acceleration.
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