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The Human Response to New Technology

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September 14, 2016
16:00:00
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Overview

September 14, 2016
16:00:00
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Yahoo!

With the support of Yahoo! and Verizon, FOSI screened "The Adaptable Mind" and "ParenTechnology" in San Francisco on September 14th. The films were followed by a conversation between Stephen Balkam, FOSI, and the filmmaker Tiffany Shlain. "The Adaptable Mind" explored the skills needed to excel in the 21st Century, and the subsequent discussion covered a broad range of topics including artificial intelligence, STEM, machine learning, and the impact of technology on empathy. The importance of bringing your best self to the online world was emphasized, this includes regulating behavior and managing online connections.

The second film, entitled "ParenTechnology" examined how every generation faces new questions of the impact of technology. Stephen Balkam and Tiffany Shlain were joined by Mia Walker from My Digital TAT2. The three talked about the neurological impact of technology, the importance of parents modelling good behavior, and the creativity that occurs online and through new technology. Discussants also highlighted the role of online safety contracts in controlling children’s use of technology.

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Speakers

Mia Freund Walker M.S.W.

Executive Director

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My Digital TAT2

Mia Freund Walker M.S.W.,is the Executive Director of My Digital TAT2 and brings both clinical and communications expertise to their team. Before she had kids, moved West and got her Master of Social Work degree, Mia worked as a producer for ABC News in New York City. Her social work experience includes clinical services, advocacy and parent education throughout the Bay Area. As part of her graduate work, Mia conducted qualitative research examining the impact of social media on adolescent well-being. Mia is a graduate of Princeton University and the San José State University MSW program. She is the mother of two teenage girls.

Mia Freund Walker M.S.W.

Executive Director
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My Digital TAT2

Tiffany Shlain

Author & Filmmaker

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Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and author of the national bestselling book 24/6: Giving up Screens One Day a Week to Get More Time, Creativity, and Connection, winner of the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award. She lectures and performs worldwide on the relationship between technology and humanity. The Museum of Modern Art in New York premiered her one woman performance Dear Human. Shlain has received over 80 awards and distinctions for her films and work, including selection for the Albert Einstein Foundation’s initiative Genius:100 Visions for the Future, and inclusion on NPR’s list of “Best Commencement Speeches, Ever.” @tiffanyshlain tiffanyshlain.com   For information on her work, visit tiffanyshlain.com and follow Tiffany on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Tiffany Shlain

Author & Filmmaker
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