Here we will be posting articles and resources
to prepare you for your participation in the July 15 seminar. Feel
free to email Dixie Ching at firstname.lastname@example.org any
materials or URLs related to media multitasking that you think
would be of interest to your
fellow panelists, and we will post them here. Check back often
for added content.
Claudia Wallis' Welcome Email to Seminar
Dear seminar attendees,
Just wanted to introduce myself and suggest a
fascinating NPR link for your listening pleasure.
I'm Claudia Wallis, and I will be serving as the official meeting
reporter at next week's seminar. Some of you may be familiar with
my work at TIME magazine, where I was a senior writer and editor,
frequently writing on topics relevant to this session. Examples:
a cover story on the Multitasking
another entitled "Help,
I've Lost my Focus," and one that helped
me understand the madness breaking out in my own household, Secrets
of the Teen Brain. I
am looking forward to meeting all of you in Palo Alto and perhaps
pestering you with some questions.
Last week's Aspen Ideas Festival included some speakers and events
closely related to our topic next week. For those who would like
to catch up with it, I recommend listening to this podcast from
Brian Lehrer Show.
Here's a quick description of the show:
Being Human in a Digital
Brooke Gladstone, managing editor and co-host of National Public
Peabody-winning On the Media, Patricia Kuhl,
co-director of the Institute for Learning and Brain
Sciences and the NSF LIFE Science of Learning Center
at the University of Washington, John Palfrey, faculty co-director
of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and
video game designer Will Wright, creator of Spore
and Sim City, discuss what it means to be human in
a digital world.