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Monday, May 2 • 2:45pm - 3:00pm
The downsides of being 'smart' and how I overcame them

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Like many CTW attendees, I grew up strong on technology and analysis. I achieved a lot of academic success. I was creative in that I solved problems, but nobody would call my results meaningful. I showed little vulnerability and so shared little intimacy. I didn't have much purpose, however successful my results seemed by outside standards. By the time I gave my three LISA talks, I had developed some artistic expression, but had a long way to go to learn about meaning, value, importance, and purpose. Over the past ten years, I've allowed myself to develop in ways I couldn't before, shifting my focus from knowledge, facts, and rules to emotions and relationships. The result has been enjoying life more, creating more (mutually) rewarding relationships, and more outward success as well. I believe anyone can benefit from going through these changes and that sharing my development, as a creative technologist, will help focus and accelerate their process.

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Joshua Spodek

Professor, NYU

Monday May 2, 2016 2:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
Brooklyn Public Library Main Branch
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