NYSAIS Education and Information Technology Conference (NEIT17)

January 25-27, 2017 - REGISTER HERE

NEIT is a conference for librarians and technologists to gather and explore the future of information and technology in schools.

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NEIT17 Conference Highlights:

external image PREFERRED_Clive_Thompson2_photo_credit_is_Catalina_Kulczar.jpgClive Thompson is a longtime contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, a columnist for Wired, and the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better.
As a child growing up in Toronto in the 1970s and ’80s, Clive Thompson became fascinated with the first “home computers”—the ones you plugged into your TV, like the Commodore 64, and programmed using BASIC. He was hooked, spending hours writing video games, music programs and simple forms of artificial intelligence. The obsession stuck with him, even as he went to the University of Toronto to study poetry and political science. When he became a magazine writer in the 1990s, the Internet erupted into the mainstream, and he began reporting on how digital tools—everything from email to digital photography to instant messaging—was changing society. Read more

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Tristan Harris is a design thinker, philosopher and entrepreneur. He is co-founder of the movement for “Time Well Spent” to spark a new conversation about the kind of future we want from the technology industry. Instead of a “time spent” economy where apps and websites compete for how much they get us to spend time, Time Well Spent aims to create an ecosystem competing to help us live by our values and spend time well.
Tristan was a Design Ethicist and Product Philosopher at Google until 2016, where he studied how technology influences a billion users’ attention, well-being and behavior. He led design sprints with product teams, including a meeting between Google’s lead product designers and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, international spokesperson for Mindfulness.
Previously, Tristan was CEO and Co-Founder of Apture, which Google acquired in 2011. Apture enabled millions of users to get instant, on-the-fly explanations without leaving their place, across a publisher network of a billion page views per month.

external image Jimmy_and_Woody.jpgJimmy DiResta is a designer and master maker known for his ability to artfully fabricate in an impressive range of materials. He has starred on a number of cable DIY shows, including Hammered with John & Jimmy DiResta (HGTV), Trash to Cash (FX Network), and Dirty Money (Discovery). Jimmy is currently a well-known maker star on YouTube where he creates regular videos for Make:, Core77, and his own popular and influential DiResta channel.

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Organized by the NYSAIS Education and Information Technology Committee