November 21, 2013
I’ll be transferring this site to its newly designed, easier to navigate, and more intereactive format over this weekend. It’s been nearly two months in the making and, while I’m pretty happy with it, what matters is if you are!
The impetus for the redesign was my decision to write a popular book and get immediate feedback on it. So, beginning next week, loisholzman.org will include chapters of The Overweight Brain: How Our Obession with Knowing Keeps Us from Getting Smart Enough to Make a Better World—as they’re being written.
The site will also include ways for you to give your reactions and suggestions to what I’ve written. I’m very excited to be creating “text” in this new way— socializing the writing process and shortening the publication time and distance between writer and reader. I invite you join in whenever you can.
My blogs posts will continue to appear here as well.
Here’s a little teaser from the Introduction to The Overweight Brain…
It’s a new day for the human brain. Every hour, it seems, cognitive and neuro-scientists are making new discoveries about the three-pound human organ that makes nearly everything about our lives possible. And in these very same hours, infants are being born into a world in which computers, the Internet and smart phones have transformed the kind of “brainwork” our daily lives require. Facts are now at our fingertips, literally.
We’re free. Free from equating being smart with having a head full of facts. Free from being obsessed with knowledge and acquiring it. Free from a childhood, or a lifetime, of tests of how much we know. Free from having to know things. Or, we should be.