Monday, March 14 — Christina Crook will be speaking on her book, The Joy of Missing Out.
There’s no doubt that technology has overrun our lives. Over the past few decades, the world has embraced “progress” and we’re living with the resultant clicking, beeping, anxiety-inducing frenzy. But a creative backlash is gathering steam, helping us cope with the avalanche of data that threatens to overwhelm us daily through our computers, tablets, and smartphones.
The Joy of Missing Out considers the technologically focused life, with its impacts on our children, relationships, communities, health, work, and more, and suggests opportunities for those of us longing to cultivate a richer on- and off-line existence. By examining the connected world through the lens of her own internet fast, Christina Crook creates a convincing case for increasing intentionality in our day-to-day lives. Using historical data, typewritten letters, chapter challenges, and personal accounts, she invites us to explore a new way of living, beyond our steady state of distracted connectedness.
Christina Crook is an essayist and TEDx speaker who lives in Toronto.
Tickets are free. Buy your own meal and drinks; we will pass the hat to cover the meals and drinks of the speaker. The pub will take place from 7 to 10 PM at The Yellow Griffin Pub at 2202 Bloor St. West, just east of the Runnymede subway station.
Hope to see you there!