A selection of my writings and presentations on a variety of topics:


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Mindful Tech/Information & Contemplation

Levy, David M. “Contemplate Your Email,” Chronicle of Higher Education. April 10th, 2016.

Levy, David M. “The Attraction of Distraction, ” Yahoo! Tech. January 28th, 2016.

Levy, David M. Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives. Yale University Press, 2016.

Levy, David M. “Information and Contemplation.” In Contemplative learning and inquiry across disciplines, edited by Olen Gunnlaugson, Edward W. Sarath, Charles Scott, and Heesoon Bai. SUNY Press, 2014.

Levy, David M., Jacob O. Wobbrock, Alfred W. Kaszniak, and Marilyn Ostergren. “The effects of mindfulness meditation training on multitasking in a high-stress information environment.” In Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2012, pp. 45-52. Canadian Information Processing Society, 2012.

Levy, David M., . “No Cellphone? No Internet? So Much Less Stress,” Chronicle of Higher Education. May 8th, 2011.

No Time to Think

Levy, David M. “No Time to Think: The American University and its (Anti-)Contemplative Roots.” The Information School Webinar, Seattle, Washington, May 2010.

Levy, David M. “No Time to Think.” Google Tech Talks, 2008.

Levy, David M. “No time to think: Reflections on information technology and contemplative scholarship.” Ethics and information technology 9, no. 4 (2007): 237-249.

Levy, David M. “More, faster, better: governance in an age of overload, busyness, and speed.” First Monday (2006).

Levy, David M. “I’m not here right now to take your call: Technology and the politics of absence.” In Proceedings of the Oksnoen Symposium, pp. 61-66. 1995.

Documents and (Digital) Libraries

Levy, David M. Scrolling forward: Making sense of documents in the digital age. Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2012. (Second Edition released 2016.)

Levy, David M. “Documents and libraries: A sociotechnical perspective.” Ann Peterson Bishop, Nancy Van House, & Barbara P. Buttenfield (Eds.), Digital library use: Social practice in design and evaluation (2003): 25-42.

Levy, David M. “Digital libraries and the problem of purpose.” Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 26, no. 6 (2000): 22-25.

Levy, David M. “Heroic measures: reflections on the possibility and purpose of digital preservation.” In Proceedings of the third ACM conference on Digital libraries, pp. 152-161. ACM, 1998.

Levy, David M., and Catherine C. Marshall. “Going digital: a look at assumptions underlying digital libraries.” Communications of the ACM 38, no. 4 (1995): 77-84.

Levy, David M. “Fixed or fluid?: document stability and new media.” In Proceedings of the 1994 ACM European conference on Hypermedia technology, pp. 24-31. ACM, 1994.