Years of living at sea arguably honed my strong belief that we need to be mindful creators and strike a healthy balance with our devices. So when I was recruited to lead the Digital Literacy initiative at USC Annenberg, I launched a "Digital Detox" series. In addition to arts and crafts, I was honored to work with USC Marshall Professor Allen Weiss on the launch of the Mindful USC initiative he is leading. We collaborated on this course that he taught in the Digital Lounge to promote creativity and balance. It is now featured on iTunes U.
I am a firm believer in the connection between digital interaction and the body as analog. As such, I believe it is crucial to promote balance. I collaborated with USC Marshall Professor Allen Weiss on a mindfulness course that teaches improved emotional intelligence, mind-body awareness, and motivation. It was offered in the Annenberg Digital Lounge to a sold-out house and is now featured on iTunes U as a free course.