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The World Beyond Your Head

Jul 1, 2015

Walk through an airport today and you’ll see hundreds of noses buried in laptops, tablets or smartphones. If you’re not online, you’ll be endlessly assaulted by commercial images and messages from flashing signs, hidden speakers, TV screens and other gadgets. They’re all out for a slice of what limited attention we have left. To Matthew Crawford, a philosopher, writer, master motorcycle mechanic and author of "The World Beyond Your Head," these are all manifestations of an existence in which we “increasingly encounter the world through representations.” Matthew Crawford talks about how to reclaim and discover your identity in this "age of distraction."