Net2DC Fireside Chat with Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet

  • February 21, 2012 · 7:00 PM
  • Affinity Lab U Street

Net2DC Fireside Chat with 

Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet


"The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. ...texts, instant messages, emails, RSS feeds, downloads, videos, status updates, and tweets."

Clay will talk about why awareness of our daily information consumption is as critical as awareness of the food we eat. What we can do to build a movement of other conscious consumers? What will change if we do?

Digital media guru Alan Rosenblatt will facilitate a discussion with Clay after the presentation.

Share your thoughts and questions for Clay's consideration as he prepares his presentation on our message board:
http://www.meetup.com/net2dc/messages/boards/thread/20096272

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Clay Johnson is the Director of Engagement for Expert Labs, former director of Sunlight Labs, and was a founding partner of Blue State Digital.

Alan Rosenblatt, Ph.D., is the Associate Director for Online Advocacy at Center for American Progress. He is the founder of the Internet Advocacy Roundtable and an adjunct professor at Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, and American Universities.

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  • Bayard

    Great preso, good questions. Well worth attending. Networking was a little light but that was probably due to the event falling the week after SMW 2012.

    February 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting presentation, definitely food for thought! I live tweeted from @courtneyr on #net2DC in case you're interested in some of Clay's insights from the talk

    February 22, 2012

  • Phil J.

    Got home and was surprised to find Clay in my news feed. (I'm sad to say I clicked it w/o hesitation.) http://lifehacker.com/5886873/notifications-are-evil

    February 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative! Also liked the intimate setting.

    February 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Clay did a great job of presenting his new book The Information Diet. It was informative, interesting, and thought provoking - what more could one ask?

    February 22, 2012

  • Tsegaye

    I had excellent time. Clay Johnson gave us a wake up call and brought consciousness to the kind of information we consume every day.

    February 22, 2012

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