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Jenny Odell with Austin Jenkins: Reclaiming Our Attention in an Age of Distraction
Jenny Odell with Austin Jenkins: Reclaiming Our Attention in an Age of Distraction
WhenFriday, Nov 1, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
WhereThe Great Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Eighth Avenue)
Seattle, WA 98101
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsUW Communication Leadership Program
Target AudienceAll are welcome—students, alumni, faculty, and the general public.
Description

Artist and critic Jenny Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have. Town Hall joins with UW Communication Leadership Graduate Program to present Odell on Town Hall’s stage, in conversation with political reporter Austin Jenkins. Odell and Jenkins address the dilemma of life in an age of constant distraction. They advocate for us to reclaim their own attention, redefining what we think of as productivity and reconnecting with the people and places that surround us. Together Odell and Jenkins invite us to a critical discussion about how to coexist with ubiquitous technology and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress.

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