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Gillian “Gus” Andrews, EdD, is a public educator, researcher, and digital security trainer. She produced The Media Show, a media literacy series on YouTube.
Taking a cue from the famous World War II morale-boosting slogan (“Keep Calm and Carry On”), Gus Andrews shows us how to adapt the techniques our ancestors used to survive hard times, so we can live our best lives online. Mindfulness practices can help us stay calm and conserve our attention purposefully. She provides tools for unplugging occasionally, overcoming feelings that we are “bad at technology,” and taking charge of our security and privacy. Most importantly, she urges us to work to rebuild the trust in our communities that the internet has broken. She will present her book Keep Calm and Log On, which was published in April 2020. Keep Calm and Log On is a survival handbook that will help you achieve online mindfulness and overcome online helplessness—the feeling that tech is out of your control—with tips for handling cybersecurity, creepy ads, untrustworthy information, and much more.
Technology in the Public Interest: An Author Series is a collaboration between UTO and the Institute for Humanities Research, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.