Maggie Jackson is an author, social critic, and independent scholar whose writings for the past two decades have explored technology’s impact on humanity. Her current book project, The Handmade Mind (Penguin, 2017), investigates from a multi-disciplinary viewpoint the deep interplay between craftsmanship and reflection. A former Boston Globe contributing columnist, her publications include Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age (Prometheus, 2008); “Catching our Eye: The Alluring Fallacy of Knowing at a Glance,” in The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism (Templeton Press, 2015); “Of Molly’s Gaze and Taylor’s Watch: Why More is Less in a Split-Screen World,” in The Digital Divide: Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking (Tarcher/Penguin, 2011); and hundreds of essays and articles in media worldwide, including the New York Times, NPR, Utne Reader, and Gastronomica. She has received numerous media awards and was the 2014 Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Art in Wood (Philadelphia). She holds a BA from Yale and a graduate Diploma in International Politics (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics. At Bard Graduate Center, she will be finishing her book.