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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 dixie.ching@sesameworkshop.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 Panelists

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 Generation, 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 WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show. Here's a quick description of the show:

Being Human in a Digital World

Brooke Gladstone, managing editor and co-host of National Public Radio’s 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.