Chris' talk explores the lack of human connection currently faced in the digital world. His running project will emphasize the need for face-to-face interactions. Stemming from studies by MIT professor Sherry Turkle, research has uncovered that speaking to someone in person promotes empathy, teaches patience, and is a more effective way to communicate emotions. As a result, he hopes to inspire others to strike a healthy balance between technology and human interaction.
Chris Andrews is a fourth year undergraduate student studying Spanish and Management. When he graduates from the University of St. Andrews he has decided not to apply for jobs or graduate school. Instead, he will be crossing the United States on foot, running from Virginia Beach, VA to Los Angeles, CA. As a graduating student at the University of St. Andrews he wanted to leave his mark, inspire others and make a real di erence before graduating.
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