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24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week – Tiffany Shlain

As the world is becoming more technologically connected, finding time for oneself and face-to-face connections is becoming increasingly difficult. Many of our talks at Long Now have aimed to help expand our collective now by centuries or even millennia, but what about our personal present? “Tiffany Shlain’s”: new book “24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day A Week”: discusses one way to slow down and be more engaged: a technological shabbat, or day of rest. She will be explaining some of the neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and history of this 3000 year old concept, and how it can help promote creativity in our busy world.

Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of The Webby Awards and author of “24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day A Week”: published by Simon & Schuster. Tiffany’s films and work have received over 80 awards and distinctions including being selected for the Albert Einstein Foundation “Genius: 100 Visions of the Future.” NPR names her UCBerkeley address on its list of best commencement speeches and her films have premiered at top festivals including Sundance. She lectures worldwide on the relationship between technology and humanity.

“24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week” was given on January 21, 02020 as part of The Long Now Foundation’s “Conversations at The Interval” Salon Talks. These hour long talks are recorded live at The Interval, our bar, cafe, & museum in San Francisco. Since 02014 this series has presented artists, authors, entrepreneurs, scientists (and more) taking a long-term perspective on subjects like art, design, history, nature, technology, and time. To follow the talks, you can:

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