How to Break Up With Your Phone

Is your smartphone the first thing you touch in the morning and the last thing you reach for before bed? Do you often pick it up "just to check" & look up 45 minutes later wondering where the time has gone? I'm the author of How to Break Up With Your Phone (Ten Speed Press 2018), and in this session, award-winning journalist Kevin Roose will interview me about how we can create healthier relationships with our phones. We'll discuss tricks app-makers use to manipulate our biochemistry & how the time we spend on our phones is affecting our attention spans, memories, creativity, relationships, productivity and mental and physical health. (And how we can fight back!) We'll then walk you through first steps toward better "screen/life balance." The goal? A long-term relationship that feels good.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Presentation
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner