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David Levy

CV Professor
dmlevy@uw.edu
Mary Gates Hall 330T
Phone: 206-616-2545 | Fax: 206-616-3152

Specialization

  • Contemplative Practices
  • Ethics of Information and Technology
  • Information and the Quality of Life

Biography

David Levy holds a PhD from Stanford University in computer science (1979) and a Diploma in calligraphy and bookbinding from the Roehampton Institute, London (1982). For fifteen years (until December, 1999), he was a member of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) where his research focused on the nature of documents and on the tools and practices through which they are created and used. His current research focuses on information and the quality of life. He is the author of "Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age" (Arcade, 2001).

Education

  • Ph D, Computer Science, Stanford University, 1979
  • MS, Stanford University, 1974
  • BA, Dartmouth College, 1971

Publications and Contributions

  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Contemplate Your Email (2016)
    Chronicle of Higher Education Author: David M Levy
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Mindful Tech: Developing a More Contemplative and Reflective Relationship With Our Digital Devices and Apps (2016)
    Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, Volume 3, Issue 1 Author: David M Levy
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives (2016)
    , ISBN/ISSN: 9780300208313 Author: David M Levy
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    No Time to Think: Contemplation and Reflection in a Highly Technologized Learning Environment (2016)
    Contemplative Approaches to Sustainability in Higher Education: Theory and Practice Author: David M Levy
  • Book, Scholarly-Revised
    Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age (2016)
    , Issue 2nd Author: David M Levy

Presentations

  • How the Joy Comes In: A Contemplative Pedagogy Spanning Poetry and Email (2016)
    Conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) - Amherst, Mass.
  • Introduction to Mindfulness (2016)
    Workshop for executive management, American College of Cardiologists - Middleburg, VA
  • Mindful Tech (2016)
    Presentation to the UW Family Medicine Staff - Seattle, WA
  • Mindful Tech (2016)
    UW Family Medicine Retreat - Seattle, WA
  • Mindful Tech: Bringing Balance to Our Online Lives (2016)
    Workshop, Mindfulness in Education Network Conference - Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Mindful Tech: Establishing a Healthier and More Effective Relationship with Our Digital Devices and Apps (2016)
    A two-session webinar sponsored by ALA's Library Information Technology Association (LITA) - http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2016/05/lita-mindful-tech-david-levy
  • Mindful Tech: Finding Balance in an Age of Overload and Distraction (2016)
    NKUL (National Conference on ICT Use in Education and Learning) - Trondheim, Norway
  • Mindful Tech: Finding Balance in an Age of Overload and Distraction (2016)
    Læringsfestivalen (National Conference hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the Norwegian Agency for Digital Learning in Higher Education) - Trondheim, Norway
  • Mindful Tech: Finding Balance in an Age of Overload and Distraction (2016)
    Northwest Archivists Conference - Seattle, WA
  • Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives (2016)
    The Whole U, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives (2016)
    King County Library System, Kent Branch - Kent, WA
  • Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives (2016)
    King County Library System, Federal Way Branch - Federal Way, WA
  • Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives (2016)
    Faculty development workshop, University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA
  • Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives (2016)
    King County Library System, Kirkland Branch - Kirkland, WA
  • Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives (2016)
    King County Library System, Shoreline Branch - Shoreline, WA
  • Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives (2016)
    Queen Margaret University - Edinburgh, UK
  • Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives (2016)
    UW Information Technology - Seattle, WA
  • Mindful Tech: Putting You In Charge of Your Digital Life (2016)
    Physician Well-Being Symposium, Swedish Hospital - Seattle, WA
  • Mindfulness: Exploring Contemplative Practices in Higher Education (2016)
    Day-long workshop for faculty of Harper College - Palatine, IL
  • No Time to Think (2016)
    Time Matters: The National Take Back Your Time Conference, at Seattle U. - Seattle, WA
  • No Time to Think: A Technologist Reflects on How to Bring Balance to our Digital Lives (2016)
    Hebrew Union College - New York, NY
  • Technology is Running My Life (but doesn’t have to!) (2016)
    Workshop at Physician Well-Being Symposium, Swedish Hospital - Seattle, WA
  • Dealing with Stress in a Time of Change (2015)
    A workshop for library staff, Appalachian State University - Boone, NC
  • Mindful Tech (2015)
    A workshop for faculty at the University of Oregon - Eugene, OR
  • Mindful Tech: Bringing Greater Balance to Our Online Lives (2015)
    Innovative Learning Conference, Nueva School - Hillsborough, CA
  • Mindful Tech: Finding Balance in an Age of Overload and Distraction (2015)
    Appalachian State University - Boone, NC
  • Mindful Tech: Searching for Sustainability and Balance in an Age of Acceleration and Overload (2015)
    University of Oregon - Eugene, OR
  • Mindfulness (2015)
    Presentation to UW Alumni Association, Islandwood - Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Practicing Contemplation (2015)
    A workshop for students, Appalachian State University - Boone, NC
  • Mindful Tech: Learning to Use Digital Technologies More Attentively (2014)
    Naropa University - Boulder, CO
  • No Time to Think: Balance, Technology and Academic Life (2014)
    University of North Carolina, Asheville - Asheville, NC
  • Shabbat, Digital Culture, and the Politics of Rest (2014)
    University of North Carolina, Asheville - Asheville, NC