Title

Our Love-Affair with Technology: Some (Inconvenient) Truths

About the Speaker

Professor Emerita, University of St. Thomas, MN
St. Norbert College Alumnus '90

Dr. Bruess is professor emerita at the University of St. Thomas and holds a PhD in Interpersonal Communications from Ohio University. A St. Norbert College alumna, she is also the author and editor of a number of books on communication, happiness, relationships and digital media, most recently Family Communication in an Age of Digital and Social Media (New York/London: Peter Lang International, 2015).

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Location

Walter Theatre at St. Norbert

Start Date

9-27-2018 7:00 PM

End Date

9-27-2018 8:00 PM

Description

Now that social scientists from multiple disciplines can present solid evidence about the ways digital and social media are affecting and changing nearly every aspect of human interaction, our questions about that new reality are only beginning. Dr. Bruess invites us to consider the current state of the data on our relationship to technology with an eye toward two particular questions: Is our relationship with technology enhancing and improving us, our communities, and our relationships to each other? Or, is it causing serious disruptions and disintegrations, many of which we are yet to fully realize, name, and understand? Using current research on the “digital age self,” she will challenge every attendee to critically assess and mindfully contemplate their own daily tech-choices.

Carol Bruess

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Sep 27th, 7:00 PM Sep 27th, 8:00 PM

Our Love-Affair with Technology: Some (Inconvenient) Truths

Walter Theatre at St. Norbert

Now that social scientists from multiple disciplines can present solid evidence about the ways digital and social media are affecting and changing nearly every aspect of human interaction, our questions about that new reality are only beginning. Dr. Bruess invites us to consider the current state of the data on our relationship to technology with an eye toward two particular questions: Is our relationship with technology enhancing and improving us, our communities, and our relationships to each other? Or, is it causing serious disruptions and disintegrations, many of which we are yet to fully realize, name, and understand? Using current research on the “digital age self,” she will challenge every attendee to critically assess and mindfully contemplate their own daily tech-choices.