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How Do Our Screens Distort Our Sense of Time?

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Screen Time - Part II

About Abha Dawesar's TED Talk

After Hurricane Sandy hit Manhattan, writer Abha Dawesar watched people scrounging for outlets to charge phones. She wondered: Do we miss out on what's real when we dive into our digital lives?

About Abha Dawesar

Abha Dawesar began her writing career as an attempt to understand herself — at age 7. It's a goal that remains at the center of her work: Sensorium, her most recent novel, explores the nature of time, self and uncertainty, using Hindu mythology and modern science as prisms. Dawesar moved from India to the United States to study at Harvard. Delhi appears at the center of her novels Family Values and Babyji.

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