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Author James Williams: “Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy”, Princeton Public Library

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Monday September 9, 2019
7:00 PM

In parallel with Princeton University’s incoming Class of 2023, engage in an exploration of the key themes and questions raised in President Christopher Eisgruber’s 2019 Princeton University Pre-read selection, “Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy.”

Author James Williams, who worked as a Google strategist for 10 years before pursuing a philosophy Ph.D. at the University of Oxford will discuss how digital technologies, and their many distractions, fragment our attention – individually and as a society – in ways that inhibit our ability to lead purposeful lives and, ultimately, threaten the future of education and democracy.

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