Stolen focus & how to repair our broken attention

The average teenager believes they can follow six forms of media at the same time. But, what is this doing to their (and our) attention span? In this Action Network Live! journalist Johann Hari breaks down the “enormous illusion” of multitasking.

Together with Fairplay’s Executive Director Josh Golin, Johann explores the effects of our screen-obsessed culture on children and adults alike and examines how we can all pitch in to take on the forces that have stolen our attention.

ABOUT OUR GUESTS Johann Hari is a writer and journalist. He has written for The New York TimesLe MondeThe Guardian and other newspapers. His TED talks and NowThis viral video have been viewed almost 100 million times. He was the Executive Producer of the Oscar-nominated film “The United States vs Billie Holiday” and of a forthcoming eight-part TV series starring Samuel L. Jackson. Read Johann’s piece in the The Guardian here.

Check out Johann’s new book, Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention– and How to Think Deeply Again. Get it here.

Plus, we’ll be joined in the second half by Josh Golin, Executive Director of Fairplay!