There are few people left who haven’t heard of TED talks by now.
In fact, I think about 20% of the tertiary education population have probably given a TEDx talk somewhere.
There’s a growing number of talks on technology use, its impacts on society, behaviour and learning. Some are zingers, with great evidence backed ideas and provocations. Others teeter on the moral panic vibe so common in general conversations about tech use.
Here’s a bunch from great voices (big/loud and small, quieter) from near and far.
// Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world (March 2010)
// Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone. (April 2012)
// Devorah Heitner: The Challenges of Raising a Digital Native (Dec 2014)
// Andrew Blum: What is the Internet, really? (Sept 2012)
// Tea Uglow: An Internet Without Screens Might Look Like This (Nov 2015)
// Dr Huu Kim Le: The spell of Digital Immersion (March 2016)
// David Ryan Polger: Mental Obesity (Dec 2013)
ON DIGITAL DIETS AND DETOXES
// Paul Miller: A year offline, what I have learned (Sept 2013)
// Judy Estrin: Balancing our Digital Diets (Oct 2014)
// Tania Mulry: Do you need a Digital Detox? (July 2015)
// Jenifer Daniel: Digital Diet (March 2014)
TALKS ABOUT SMARTPHONES THAT START BY TELLING YOU NOT TO TOUCH YOURS AND USUALLY INCLUDE A NOSTALGIC STORY ABOUT LIFE BEFORE TECHNOLOGY WHEN PEOPLE TALKED TO EACH OTHER.
// Patrik Wincent: What you are missing while being a digital zombie (Jan 2016). This one should be called ‘Confessions of a Disconnected Dad’. Moral panic level: high
// Lior Frenkel: Why we should rethink our relationship with the smartphone (Oct 2014)
// Alison Graham: How social media makes us unsocial (Nov 2014)
// Dr Kimberly Young: What you need to know about Internet Addiction (Jan 2015)
// William Meara: How to have a healthy relationship with your phone (Feb 2016). Extra points for the bowtie, good sir.
Know of others worth sharing? Tell me about them.