“For decades, I have been exploring how to live a rich and meaningful life while participating in both the Fast World and the Slow World — in the fast-paced, crazy-busy, information-intensive world that has become the norm for many of us, and in the slower-paced, calmer world that we sometimes touch in moments of quiet contemplation.”

David M. Levy, “Mindful Tech”

David M. Levy is a professor in the Information School of the University of Washington in Seattle. He earned his PhD in computer science at Stanford University and a diploma in calligraphy and bookbinding from the Roehampton Institute in London. For nearly twenty years he was a researcher at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, exploring the transition from paper and print to digital media. At the University of Washington since 2000, he investigates how individuals can live healthy, creative, reflective, and productive lives in an always-on, information-saturated world. He is the author of Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives (2016) and Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age (2001, new ed. 2016).

Lectures & Workshops

David regularly gives lectures and leads workshops within the US and abroad. More information is available here.