Friday, June 1, 2012

6/3-Continuous Partial Attention Disorder


The answer is yes if you keep your devices constantly 'on' because of fear of missing something....anything that might be sent to you via text, email, phone, get the picture. Learn why this is stressful and lifesaving solutions with our guest Linda Stone, creator of the Attention Project.

Widely recognized as a visionary thinker and thought leader, Linda Stone is a writer, speaker and consultant focused on innovation and the physicology of our relationship with technology and how our relationship with technology can evolve. 
Articles on her work have appeared in the New York TimesNewsweekThe EconomistBoston GlobeHarvard Business Review, and hundreds of blogs. She has spoken at Supernova, the ETech conference, GEL, the Collaborative Technologies Technologies Conference, the Hidden Brain Task Force for the Center for Work-Life Policy, and to executives at companies such as Price Waterhouse Coopers, Edelman.  She was invited by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi to speak to the Medici gathering of positive psychologists, an invitation-only gathering of leaders in this field.
Previously, she spent close to twenty years as an executive in high technology. In 1986, she was persuaded to join Apple Computer to help “change the world.” In her 7+ years at Apple, she had the opportunity to do pioneering work in multimedia hardware, software and publishing. In her last year at Apple, Stone worked for Chairman and CEO John Sculley on special projects. In 1993, Stone joined Microsoft Research under Nathan Myhrvold and Rick Rashid. She co-founded and directed the Virtual Worlds Group/Social Computing Group, researching online social life and virtual communities. During this time, she also taught as adjunct faculty in NYU’s prestigious Interactive Telecommunications Program. In 2000, CEO Steve Ballmer tapped Stone to take on a VP role, reporting to him, to help improve industry relationships and contribute to a constructive evolution of the corporate culture. She retired from Microsoft in 2002.
Over the years, Stone has been recognized by Upside Magazine as one of the Upside 100 Leaders of the Digital Revolution, by I.D. Magazine as one of the I.D. 40, and she was featured in John Brockman’s book, THE DIGERATI, which described her as a visionary both within Microsoft and to the industry at large.
Stone serves on a variety of Advisory Boards, including:, Semi-Linear, Vigilo Networks, and others. 

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