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Maggie Jackson, Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 6:30 PM | Members' Room

Today's technological inventions offer rapid-fire virtual relations and instant access to reams of data. But the costs of such advances are mounting. In Distracted, Maggie Jackson examines the rise of an attention-deficient modern culture, marked by split-focus, social diffusion, frenetic movement, and superficial thinking.

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