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Techweek TV: Constant connectivity and digital wellbeing

Hear the latest AUT research on how to harness technology to improve your focus, wellbeing, and state of flow.

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Thursday 27 May
1:30pm - 2:00pm


Nationwide (more than one region)
Free event
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What's it all about?

Constant connectivity is becoming more and more prevalent in our private and professional lives. Whether it’s due to incoming emails, phone calls, social media notifications or the urge to check our social media feeds - we face many internal and external distractions. This makes it incredibly difficult for many of us to focus on work tasks or activities and get into a so-called “state of flow”.

Based on insights from AUT research, we will elaborate on the double-edged sword of constant connectivity, its impact on our ability to focus and our sense of s well-being, and tools and techniques to help manage those impacts at work and home.


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Dr Lena Waizenegger

Public speaker and Senior Lecturer, AUT

Lena is a senior lecturer at AUT and her research covers digital disconnection and ubiquitous connectivity. Her work has been published in top journals and featured in renowned media outlets including Forbes magazine, Psychology Today and the BBC. Lena won an AUT Emerging Researcher award in 2020.

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Taino Bendz

Workshop Facilitator

Taino's mission is to help people live a better life by changed technology habits. In addition
to organising the annual Phone Free Day Global Challenge, he runs workshops and presents
widely about digital wellbeing. Taino has a master's degree and worked in the tech sector for 10 years.

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