Texts. Twitter. Facebook. Instagram. Personal email. Work email. Online news. Wikipedia. Smart phone. Fitbit. Laptop. Desktop. Tethered to gadgets, apps, and services all day, every day, we rarely take a moment to ask if it’s all worth it. Does all this connectivity bring deeper insights, more meaningful relationships, or is it simply more noise?
In this podcast, “Wired” columnist Clive Thompson, author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better, and Canadian Research Chair in Digital Life, Media, and Culture Isabel Pedersen as they discuss on value of connectivity and technology on culture in the digital age.
This episode was recorded live at the University of Calgary Downtown Campus on April 27, 2014 and closed the Calgary Festival. It is moderated by Matt Knapik.