Library EventDigital Minimalism discussion

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

12/15/2020 7:00pm 12/15/2020 8:30pm Digital Minimalism discussion

Let's talk about our relationships with our smartphones!  If you've become even more attached to your phone during the pandemic, noticed a change in your attention span, or fought to beat a doomscrolling habit, you're not alone. 

"Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology," according to Cal Newport, author of Digital Minimalism: choosing a focused life in a noisy world.

Library staff will summarize the main ideas found in Digital Minimalism among other sources, and we'll have an informal discussion about the impact of technology on our lives.  You'll leave with ideas for improving your phone habits.

There's no required reading before the discussion, but participants may be interested in checking out Cal Newport's book Digital Minimalism, listening to his appearance on Iowa Public Radio, or reading his editorial to the New York Times. There are many other people writing on this topic, too, so feel free to bring ideas from other sources to share.

Please register here to receive a Zoom invitation for this online discussion.  (Yes, we see the irony!)  Join us for a potentially life-changing talk!

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Let's talk about our relationships with our smartphones!  If you've become even more attached to your phone during the pandemic, noticed a change in your attention span, or fought to beat a doomscrolling habit, you're not alone. 

"Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology," according to Cal Newport, author of Digital Minimalism: choosing a focused life in a noisy world.

Library staff will summarize the main ideas found in Digital Minimalism among other sources, and we'll have an informal discussion about the impact of technology on our lives.  You'll leave with ideas for improving your phone habits.

There's no required reading before the discussion, but participants may be interested in checking out Cal Newport's book Digital Minimalism, listening to his appearance on Iowa Public Radio, or reading his editorial to the New York Times. There are many other people writing on this topic, too, so feel free to bring ideas from other sources to share.

Please register here to receive a Zoom invitation for this online discussion.  (Yes, we see the irony!)  Join us for a potentially life-changing talk!

This event is open to the public.