National Day of Unplugging

4:49 am
Fri March 7, 2014

EMU Professor Leading Way In National Day of Unplugging

Christine Tracy, a media ecologist and communications scholar at EMU
Credit Eastern Michigan University

An Eastern Michigan University educator wants people to give themselves a 24-hour break from smartphones, text messages and other media-based technology. Professor Christine Tracy is urging students, faculty and others on the Ypsilanti campus and in nearby communities to spend today celebrating the fifth annual National Day of Unplugging.   

Tracy teaches digital journalism and media ecology. She says people have a "mostly unconscious dependence on technology" and a "daylong respite is just the first step toward more enlightened use of" digital tools.

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