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Re-Envisioning Contemplation in an Age of Overload

Date:
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:
London Public Library, Masonville Branch
30 North Centre Road
London, ON
Cost:
Free

Presented by Ajit Pyati as part of the FIMS #PublicInterest Lecture Series.

Everyone is welcome to attend these public lectures.

Abstract
Most of us are aware from our own personal experience about the realities of information overload, increasing levels of stress, and burnout. With this in mind, there is growing interest in understanding how contemplative practices (both in their traditional and modernized forms) can help us deal with these maladies of the information age. However, is there a danger that these practices could actually draw us further into our own individualized "bubbles” and reinforce destructive cycles of consumerism? Or can they still offer effective strategies for creating meaningful change at both a personal and collective level?

Host:
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Contact:
Becky Blue
bblue@uwo.ca
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