Fully Connected: Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload

Twenty-five years after the arrival of the Internet, we are drowning in data and deadlines; we can never have imagined that our daily intake of information and achieving a healthy balance in our personal and professional lives could feel so complex and so unhealthy.

In 1946, the World Health Organization defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” However, in the span of 70 years, the rapid development of technology has dramatically changed the way we connect with each other. What does social health mean now in an “always on” hyper-connected world?

For Julia Hobsbawm, the first “Professor of Networking,” and author of Fully Connected: Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload, to be socially healthy means balancing face-to-face and electronic connections in a way that manages flows of knowledge, networks and time. Join her in conversation with journalist and novelist Zoe Heller, as she outlines the impediments we face in the “Age of Overload,” and shows us how to to improve our social health, well-being and productivity through a series of practices, principles, exercises and habits.










When: Tue., Jun. 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500
Price: $29
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Twenty-five years after the arrival of the Internet, we are drowning in data and deadlines; we can never have imagined that our daily intake of information and achieving a healthy balance in our personal and professional lives could feel so complex and so unhealthy.

In 1946, the World Health Organization defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” However, in the span of 70 years, the rapid development of technology has dramatically changed the way we connect with each other. What does social health mean now in an “always on” hyper-connected world?

For Julia Hobsbawm, the first “Professor of Networking,” and author of Fully Connected: Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload, to be socially healthy means balancing face-to-face and electronic connections in a way that manages flows of knowledge, networks and time. Join her in conversation with journalist and novelist Zoe Heller, as she outlines the impediments we face in the “Age of Overload,” and shows us how to to improve our social health, well-being and productivity through a series of practices, principles, exercises and habits.