2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Brainshaping: Is Your Office Changing Your Brain?

Saturday, March 12
11:00AM - 12:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 7
110 E 2nd St

Technology and communication changes have altered not just our workflow, but also our workspaces. Physically, the long-term damages of “Crackberries” and iPhone-caused hand injuries are obvious. But what we can’t see is how our actual brains are being rewired by a combination of office structures (open-plan offices, “hoteling”) and the demands of being “on” 24/7. At the very least, research shows that open offices hurt your ability to remember. Are there long-reaching problems? And what can we do about it? BBC.com Capital contributor Bryan Borzykowski asks an expert and explores solutions to modern work space dilemmas.

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Bryan Borzykowski at SXSW

Bryan Borzykowski

Business Writer/Editor

BBC Worldwide

I'm a Toronto-based business editor and writer focusing on investing, small business, technology and workplace-related topics. I regularly contribute to BBC Capital, but I also write for CNBC, the ...

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Marlone Henderson

Assoc Professor

UT Austin - IPSI

Education and Positions I received my B.S. from Michigan State University in 1999, Ph.D. from New York University in 2006, and joined the faculty at University of Chicago in 2006 before arriving at...

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