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In this week’s interview, correspondent Katy Sewall talks with digital security trainer Gillian “Gus” Andrews, who aims to help us relax and overcome our digital helplessness to achieve online mindfulness and escape the feeling that technology is out of our control. Andrews outlines online stressors, from the proliferation of fake news to the threat of identity theft to the overwhelming avalanche of online content. She delves into the reasons media and technology stress us out in the first place, and grants us empowering tools so we can conserve our attention, take charge of our security and privacy, and live our best lives online. Get an insider’s look and stay in the know about what’s going on in this moment at Town Hall Seattle.
Gillian “Gus” Andrews, EdD, is a public educator, researcher, and digital security trainer. Andrews performs user experience work on technology, helping ensure people’s everyday tech lives are smooth, productive, and happy. She produced The Media Show, a media literacy series on YouTube.
Katy Sewall is a radio host, writer, podcast consultant, and storyteller. She is the Senior Producer and co-host of The Bittersweet Life podcast, and was the senior producer of KUOW’s “Weekday” with Steve Scher.
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