Press & Media

A selection of press stories and videos about my work.

Press Coverage for Mindful Tech

The Times Higher Education Supplement, “Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives,” by John Gilbey. April 14, 2016.

The New Yorker, “The Useless Agony of Going Offline,” by Matthew J. X. Malady. January 27, 2016.

Seattle Times, “Professor: Technology stressing you out? Try meditative practices,” by Jerry Large. January 27, 2016.

The New York Times, “Don’t Distract Me,” by Molly Young. January 26, 2016.

Psychology Today, “Devices to Manage Our Devices,” by Glenn C. Altschuler, PhD. January 20, 2016.

Tricycle, “Mindful Tech: Learn the benefits of breathing through your inbox,” by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe. January 12, 2016.

Other Press Coverage

Huffington Post, “Why Students At The University Of Washington Want To Put Their Phones Away,” by Tyler Kingkade. April 3, 2015.

USA Today, “Prof Tackles Tech Distractions One Student at a Time,” by Marco della Cava. April 20, 2014.

Chronicle of Higher Education, “You’re Distracted. This Professor Can Help,” by Marc Parry. March 24, 2013.

The New York Times, “The Power of Concentration,” by Maria Konnikova. December 15, 2012.

Smart Planet, “Meditation improves multitasking skills at work,” by A. Kraft. September 4, 2012.

News Medical, “First study to explore how meditation might affect multitasking in realistic work settings.” June 15, 2012.

Fox News, “Say ‘Om:’ Increase your paycheck with meditation,” by Laurie Tarkan. July 19, 2012.

Geekwire, “New research: Meditation makes you a better geek,” by Molly Brown. June 13, 2012.


The Digital Mindfulness Podcast, “Mindful Tech with Professor David Levy,” by Lawrence Ampofo. April 27, 2016., “How We Can Keep Our Digital Lives From Getting In The Way Of Our Actual Lives,” by Ross Reynolds. January 12, 2016.

Spark, “Mindful Multitasking,” September 21, 2014.

NBC Nightly News, “Back to Basics: Taking a Social Media Break,” December 7, 2011.

USA Today, Money section, “Meditation can keep you more focused at work, study says,” by Anita Bruzzese. 7/10/2012

The National Teaching and Learning Forum, “Contemplative Pedagogy,” by James Rhem, Executive Editor. May, 2012.

KQED, “How Meditating Helps with Multitasking,” by Tina Barseghian. October 26, 2011.

CNN, “Does life online give you ‘popcorn brain’?” by Elizabeth Cohen, July 23, 2011.


Information Overload, UW 360 segment, edited from the UW Information School’s iOn the Future Documentary, December, 2012.

“No Time to Think,” aired on KCTS Television, March 2, 2009.

Guest Posts

Chronicle of Higher Education, “Contemplate Your Email,” April 10, 2016.

Yahoo! Tech, “The Attraction of Distraction,” January 28, 2016.