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Thursday, May 12 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Master Speaker (Richard Louv): The Hybrid Mind

The ultimate multitasking is to live simultaneously in both the digital and physical worlds, using computers to maximize our powers to process intellectual data and natural environments to ignite our senses and accelerate our ability to learn and feel—combining the resurfaced "primitive" powers of our ancestors with the digital speed of our teenagers.

There's no denying the benefits of the Internet. But electronic immersion without a force to balance it creates a hole in the boat, draining our ability to pay attention, think clearly, be productive and creative. To combat these losses, our society seems to look everywhere but the natural domain for the building of better brains.

The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need.

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Richard Louv

Author and Journalist, Last Child in the Woods
Richard Louv is the author of eight books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle. Translated into 15 languages and published in 20 countries, his books have helped launch an international movement to connect children and their families to nature. Serving as companion handbook to the two prior books, his most recent book is Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Ballroom 3