Event Details
Wednesday, September 16, 7:00pm to
8:30 pm
Zoom Event
Event Description

We rely on technology more than ever before. How do we use it wisely? And how do we manage and protect our attention when our lifeline to the outside world is designed to exploit it?

Join this four-part series on designing our attention with teacher, scholar and designer, Beck Tench, from the University of Washington’s Information School. Beck resides in Seattle and will be joining us virtually to host interactive sessions focused on four key skills. In each workshop, you will learn more about human attention, experience practices to help strengthen it, and engage in design work that will help you manage and protect your own attention in your everyday life. Join us for one or all.

Week 1 (Sept. 16): Attention and Technology - Explore how our technologies impact our attention and also envision new ways to use them to strengthen it. Register below.

Week 2 (Sept. 30): Attention Restoration - Learn about how our attention is depleted through everyday life and how to restore it through the design of our space and also our habits. Register 

Week 3 (Oct. 14): Paying Attention to Ourselves - Explore our interior lives through creative practices. Register 

Week 4 (Oct. 28): Paying Attention to Others - Practice truly listening to others and holding multiple perspectives. Register

Learn more about Beck

All sessions are held on Zoom and require separate registration. Links to participate will be shared by email. New to Zoom? Check out our guide to prepare for the discussions.

No Library Card Required
Beck Tench

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