Feb 12, 2020
Town Hall Seattle, Humanities WA, & iSchool at the University of Washington present
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Humanities WA Think and Drink
Is the Internet Making Us Miserable?
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 7:30PM
The Forum

“Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” asked a cover story in The Atlantic, citing skyrocketing rates of anxiety and suicide among young smartphone users. But what does the research actually say about how tech use affects our happiness? Is the modern “techlash” too pessimistic? Gather for a Think & Drink with Humanities WA to examine whether the rise of technology is just the latest punching bag for age-old issues like addiction and depression.

Sit in as a panel of experts explores key questions about the impact of rising tech use on our health and well-being. Are smartphones changing the way we focus, socialize, and experience emotion? Can phones actually help us lead happier, more meaningful lives? Join us for a discussion of how the little devices in our pockets could be having a big effect on our minds.

Featuring University of Washington professors at the iSchool, David Levy and Alexis Hiniker, and Seattle University professor, Joshua Johnston. Moderated by University of Washington professor, Paul Franco.


Presented by Town Hall Seattle, Humanities WA, & iSchool at the University of Washington.


Join us in The OTTO!
Located in the Forum, The OTTO Bar is a great spot to meet with friends before an event or keep the conversation going afterward. You can purchase beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages or bring in your own snacks and non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy.
On the night of this event, The OTTO is open from 5:30PM-10:30PM.

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