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Hillsboro Reads 2019 Keynote: Amber Case

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Hillsboro Brookwood Library

2850 Northeast Brookwood Parkway

Hillsboro, OR 97124

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Join us for the 2019 Hillsboro Reads keynote address by Amber Case, an internationally recognized design advocate, speaker, author, and now researcher at the Institute for the Future. Case studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds. Case spent two years as a fellow at MIT’s Center for Civic Media and Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and her TED talk “We Are All Cyborgs Now,” has received over 1.5 million views.

Hillsboro Reads is a community-wide reading program with the mission of supporting the widest portion possible of our community in reading and discussing the same book at the same time to help foster a sense of community, celebrate reading for pleasure, and promote intergenerational discussion and connection.

The 2019 book selection is "Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self" by Manoush Zomorodi.

"Bored and Brilliant" inspires readers to develop a more mindful relationship with technology, especially smartphones, and challenges us to find out what happens when we let ourselves be “bored” rather than engaging in constant digital distractions. Based on a series of challenges on author Manoush Zomorodi’s podcast, Note to Self, the book guides readers through experiments designed to help us reassess our technology habits, find time to unplug, and stimulate our creative minds.

Learn more and see full program line-up:
www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/hillsbororeads

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