Conversation In The Digital Age: How Modern Technology Has Changed The Way We Communicate

Posted on April 27, 2016 by Lioness Staff

Tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar. Photo credit: Alessandro Signore

Tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar. Photo credit: Alessandro Signore

On May 4 at 7 p.m., The Connecticut Forum in partnership with the Mark Twain House & Museum presents DISCONNECT: Conversation in the Digital Age. The event is an (old-fashioned) conversation with three nationally-recognized digital experts to discuss how social media and our ubiquitous devices have impacted the art of authentic conversation. If conversation is how we truly connect to others, what happens when face-to-face communication decreases?

The panel will feature Dr. David Greenfield from the Center for Internet & Technology Addiction, Slow Tech Movement founder Janell Burley Hofmann, and tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar. Jamie Daniel, director of programming at The Connecticut Forum, will moderate the conversation.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with the Twain House on this timely event,” said CT Forum Executive Director Doris Sugarman. “We welcome opportunities like this to facilitate and encourage dialogue about compelling topics that impact our communities and our lives.”

Jointly presented by The Connecticut Forum at The Mark Twain House & Museum at 351 Farmington Avenue in Hartford, this evening promises to be an entertaining and engaging conversation. Put down your smartphone for the night and join us as we explore the different types of human connection. Tickets for DISCONNECT are $10; $5 for Mark Twain House & Museum Members and Connecticut Forum subscribers. To make reservations, call (860) 247-0998 or visit and click on the Events tab.

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