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Speaking & Events

Digital Well-Being – Atlantic/Google Summit

In this livestreamed session on digital well-being at the Atlantic/Google Summit on Humanity + Tech, the author of Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus in a World of Lost Attention (Sept. 11, 2018) discusses what it means to flourish as humans in a digital world with Glen Murphy, the Google design head for user experience at Android and Chrome.

Why do we feel so conflicted about our tech-induced connectivity, the instant answers and social ties that we thought would make the world more peaceful, informed, and productive? How can we better control our barrages of social media and infostreams? In this fireside-style chat, Jackson and Murphy discuss the steps that tech companies are taking to help users restore lost boundaries between the digital and “real” worlds, and probe the next moves needed to make all players in the matrix more responsible. What are the new metrics for well-being in a digital world?

This session is part of a Summit at MIT Media Lab that will bring together tech experts, inventors, educators, critics, and digital natives for a day of debate, investigation, and questioning.

Event Details

Sep 5, 2018
9 a.m. 4 p.m.
MIT Media Lab, 6th Floor
75 Amherst Street
Cambridge , MA 02139