Monday, November 11, 2013
No Time to Think
Presented by Guest Lecturer, David Levy, Ph.D.
3:30pm-5:00pm

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Location

Polytechnic Institute of NYU
6 Metrotech Center
Room JAB 474
Brooklyn, NY

Contact

For more information, contact:
TCS@poly.edu
718-260-3231

Guest Lecturer David Levy, Ph.D.
Professor of Technology in the Information School at the University of Washington

Lecture Description

Today we have the most powerful tools for teaching, scholarship, and learning the world has ever known, yet we seemingly have no time to thinkā€”no time for reading, writing, and reflecting. In this presentation David Levy will first describe the historical and technological conditions that have brought about this condition and will then discuss work that aims to address it by restoring "contemplative balance."

Lecturer Bio

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 over 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.

Sponsors

This lecture is sponsored by the NYU-Poly Department of Technology, Culture & Society.