Why You Need Digital Minimalism | Read! Fest

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Join Dr Jean Liu, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale-NUS as she shares on the need for digital minimalism in today’s digital world.

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Smartphones and social media have helped us to become more connected. However, in exchange for this, we seem to have resigned to a constant stream of digital clutter comprising of emails, texts and social media content. In this talk, Dr Jean Liu, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale-NUS shares on why we need to adopt digital minimalism in today’s digital world.

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Dr Jean Liu is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale-NUS. She conducts research on how to thrive amidst technology, documenting the good, bad, and neutral aspects of smartphones and social media. Based on her findings, Dr Liu has written 30 scholarly papers, presented in international conferences, and spoken widely on evidence-based guidelines for digital well-being.

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This programme is based on Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, a Read! Fest featured title. Borrow the title here

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About Read! Fest 2021

Read! Fest 2021 invites you on a forward-looking journey of self-discovery. With the theme of Reboot, take a moment to re-examine and refresh your lenses on day-to-day aspects that shape our lives.

Anchored by 12 key books and topics, Read! Fest will host over 60 programmes – from talks by world-renowned authors to workshops and experiences – each curated to immerse you in a world of thoughtful ideas for our time.

From myths and minimalism to work and womanhood, stretch out to explore new worlds and perspectives. Where will you find yourself?

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