Monday 29th November, 2021
Tiffany Shlain, 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week (Gallery Books, 2019), 132.
Image: Yeshi Kangrang, @Omgitsyeshi
This quote is from Tiffany Shlain's 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week (Gallery Books, 2019), 132. Tiffany, who is Jewish, is an Emmy-nominated film-maker, author and speaker who has received multiple awards for her work, including selection for the Albert Einstein Foundation's initiative, Genius: 100 Visions for the Future - see here. She has been named by Newsweek as one of the women shaping the 21st Century. For more about Tiffany and her varied work, see here. Shlain's acclaimed book, 24/6, explores her family’s decade-long, transformative practice of turning off screens one day each week for what they call their Technology Shabbats (sabbaths) along with the effects our 24/7 world has on individuals, our relationships, and our society. This seems no mean feat, given that her husband is a Professor of Robotics! Following this weekly practice, they report that not only do they feel more rested, present and connected during and after their single day off, they are noticeably more focused, creative, and productive for the six 'days on' that follow. For more about this book, see here.