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Cathy Davidson: Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn
08/22/2012 7:00 pm
Wed 8/22 7pm-8pm
Cathy Davidson discusses Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn
The author will be donating her portion of the proceeds of tonight's book sales to The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.
When Davidson and Duke University gave free iPods to the freshman class in 2003, critics said they were wasting their money. Yet when students in practically every discipline invented academic uses for their music players, suddenly the idea could be seen in a new light.
"Her book Now
You See It celebrates the brain as a lean, mean, adaptive multitasking
machine that - with proper care and feeding - can do much more than our
hidebound institutions demand of it. The first step is transforming schools,
which are out of touch with the radical new realities of the Internet era ...
Davidson is such a good storyteller, and her characters are so well drawn
-The New York Times Book Review
Cathy N. Davidson codirects the annual HASTAC/MacArthur Digital Media and Learning competitions. She holds distinguished chairs in English and interdisciplinary studies at Duke University and has published more than a dozen books.
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