I was invited to be a guest on National Public Radio recently to discuss the topic of Clay Shirky's newest book, Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, with Clay and host Dan Rodricks on WYPR.We discuss why people are giving up television...

I was invited to be a guest on National Public Radio recently to discuss the topic of Clay Shirky's newest book, Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, with Clay and host Dan Rodricks on WYPR.

We discuss why people are giving up television for online digital activities that pool their intellect, energy and time, and how that is changing the world we live in. From lolCats to the oil spill, people are connecting online to form communities and becoming more engaged, especially when you compare it to the amount of time we all spent passively watching the televised sitcoms of the 70s and 80s.

Have a listen and feel free to share your thoughts on the topic - its definitely not a dull one! Click the link to listen to the MP3 of Tracey Halvorsen and Clay Shirky on Dan Rodrick's Midday Show on NPR.

Share on Twitter or Facebook Published June 18th 2010