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Monday, March 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Offline: Navigating Constant Connectivity

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The Internet can be the voice of a revolution, a community for kindred spirits and a bridge that spans the global divide. At times it can be transcendent, a vast network of global knowledge and human connectivity, and at times it can be a bottomless chasm of vapid conversation and superficial engagement.
In May of 2012, Paul Miller left the internet. Worried that it had made him unproductive, that it lacked meaning and even 'corrupted his soul,' he unplugged. During his year offline, he embarked on a journey of self-discovery, documenting his experiences and thoughts.
Does logging off allow us a return to Eden? Does it offer a glimpse at a simpler, more meaningful life? Or when we leave, do we find that the burdens of distractions were with us all along?
Join the Human conversation about the boundaries we must create for the network that binds us together and drives us apart.

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Mordechai Lightstone

Dir of Social MediaChabad Lubavitch HeadquartersMordechai Lightstone is a rabbi by training, a journalist by profession and a blogger by choice. He has served as assistant rabbi in diverse communities including Poland, Lithuania, Italy and Peru. He is passionate about using new media... Read More →

Monday March 10, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sheraton Austin, Capitol ABCD 701 E 11th St