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A Distracted Age – A New York Society Library Lecture

In this talk and book-signing at the venerable New York Society Library, the author of Distracted Maggie Jackson discusses  why we’re failing to solve one of the most pressing problems of our time: the fragmentation of attention that is eroding our abilities to problem-solve, innovate, and care for one another.

The first edition of Distracted was compared by Fast Company to Silent Spring for its far-sighted warnings of our current crisis of inattention. Now in an updated edition with an incisive new preface, Jackson offers both a renewed wake-up call and a path forward as we reckon with epidemic distraction.

In this lecture and Q&A, she will discuss how we can at last harness the technological marvels of our age and turn data into knowledge and distraction into skillful attention. We must, Jackson argues, curb technological excess by cultivating the full gamut of our attentional capabilities. We must look first to the human behind the device.

Event Details

Sep 12, 2018
6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
New York Society Library
53 E 79 Street
New York, NY 10075
212-288-6900
https://www.nysoclib.org/events
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