Monday, July 11, 2016

Our Relationship With Media & Attention

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Our Relationship With Media & Attention

Technology challenges us to assert our human values, which means that first of all, we have to figure out what they are.

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Our Relationship With Media & Attention

Mary Rothschild studies the effects of media on young children. She tells this story, "Each child was happily kneading their dough, these two, two-and-a-half to five-year-old children, and making a bread animal or something. I thought, "Wow. It's been like four minutes and they're all quiet!"Then this little girl next to me looked up and said, "Mary, the Lion King video is too loud." So I thought somebody was playing music in their car, or something. So I listened and then I said: "I can't hear it." The little girl said, "It's in my head." That's when I really started working with the nonprofit because I couldn't not do this work. Media is here to stay, but are there things we need to do around our consumption of media? { read more }

Be The Change

Do the ways you and your family interact with media sufficiently reflect your highest priorities? If not, consider what measures you can take to change this.


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