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Big Tech, Mental Health, and Social Change
On average, people in the US spend about 3 hours on their phones per day and 8 out of 10 of us check them within fifteen minutes of waking up. In just a handful of years, smartphones and social media have become a nearly ubiquitous part of our lives. Yet we may be wondering: has the growth of these technologies outpaced our examination of their meaning? In this experiential workshop series, we’ll explore a variety of aspects of smartphone and app based technology and their impacts in our collective lives. Some of the topics we’ll explore include:

  • How app design may influence individual behavior and mental health
  • The relationships between algorithm design and social influence in groups
  • Conflict and peacebuilding in online spaces
  • Organizations, groups, and strategies on the cutting edge of building more healthful, nonviolent, online ecosystems

Join Gwen for this exploration on Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm for all of June. Hope to see you there!

Suggested payment is $50, but we have provided more options so you can choose to pay what you can.


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  • Time:
  • Jun 01, 2022 12:00pm to
    Jun 29, 2022 1:00pm ET
MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
In Support of MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence is a nonprofit that equips people to use nonviolence to create a sustainable and just world for all. The Gandhi Institute collaborates with local organizations, academic institutions, students, and committed peacemakers in the following areas: Nonviolence Education Restorative Practices Environmental Sustainability Racial Justice