Frontline: “Rewiring Young Brains” | “Online, All the Time

Frontline: “Distracted by Everything” | On multitasking

Matt Richtel, “Attached to Technology and Paying a Price(NY Times;June 6, 2010)
Literacy Debate: Online R U Really Reading” (NY Times; July 27, 2008)
Times Topics: Your Brain on Computers

Test How Fast You Juggle Tasks and Test Your Focus (NY Times interactive features)

Cathy Davidson, lecture at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University (Februrary 28, 2012)

iPad infant video (adaptation to reading interfaces)
Play Again (trailer)

Short video about Jason Lewis exhibit, Vital to the General Public Welfare

iPad and Kindle Reading Speeds

Distraction Span: Technologies of Productive Disruption (MediaCommons)

Trebor Scholz, “How to overcome continuous partial attention

William Bogard, “Distraction and Digital Culture” (CTheory; 2000)

Charlie Rose: A conversation with David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Franzen, and Mark Leyner (May 1996)
Bret Easton Ellis, How Digital Formats Are Changing Fiction Writing
Jonathan Franzen warns e-books are corroding values (The Guardian; January 30, 2012)

Julie Bosman, “Picture Books No Longer a Staple for Children” (NY Times; October 2010)

Readers & Bookshelves on Pinterest

Adam Gopnik, “How the Internet Gets Inside Us,” The New Yorker (February 14, 2011)

N. Katherine Hayles, “How We Think” (video of lecture at Georgia Tech; January 2009)

Small Demons

Google Books/Culturomics vs. the Corpus of Historical American English

Science Daily: “Empathy: College Students Don’t Have as Much as They Used To, Study Finds” (May 29, 2010)

Obama’s State Of The Union and word frequency (The Lousy Linguist; January 25, 2011)

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