OGDEN, Utah – With smartphones, tablets, e-readers and laptops, it is difficult to disconnect in today’s world. During a presentation at Weber State University, William Powers, author of New York Times bestseller “Hamlet’s Blackberry,” will offer the audience advice on how to balance their digital lives.
Powers will discuss “A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age” Feb. 2 at noon in Shepherd Union Ballroom C. He will explain how to make better and smarter uses of the latest technologies by changing how to think about them.
Powers graduated from Harvard University with a degree in U.S. history and literature. His book has been selected as the Common Read for 2011-12 at universities and colleges across the country.
Powers’ presentation is in conjunction with a course taught by associate English professor Scott Rogers, manager for program and technology development Luke Fernandez, history professor Susan Matt, including one entitled “Are Machines Making Us Stupid?” The course is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The event, which is free to the public, is sponsored by WSU’s College of Applied Science & Technology, Continuing Education, Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education, John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics, Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities, Provost’s Office, and the Teaching and Learning Forum.
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