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Big Tech, Mental Health, and Social Change

WEDNESDAYS JUNE 1ST – JUNE 29TH / 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

On average, people in the US spend about 3 hours on their phones per day and 8 out of 10 of us check them within fifteen minutes of waking up. In just a handful of years, smartphones and social media have become a nearly ubiquitous part of our lives. Yet we may be wondering: has the growth of these technologies has outpaced our examination of their meaning? In this experiential workshop series, we’ll explore a variety of aspects of smartphone and app based technology and their impacts in our collective lives. Some of the topics we’ll explore include:

  • How app design may influence individual behavior and mental health

  • The relationships between algorithm design and social influence in groups

  • Conflict and peacebuilding in online spaces

  • Organizations, groups, and strategies on the cutting edge of building more healthful, nonviolent, online ecosystems

Join Gwen for this exploration on Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm for all of June. Hope to see you there!

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