Elizabeth Nelson, Ph.D. – Living With-and-Without- Our Mobile Digital Devices (Workshop)


Workshop analyzes 72-hour “digital fast” experiment, exploring mobile digital age themes and cyborg existence.

Saturday, September 16th

1-4pm PST

ONLINE Workshop



What happens when busy, highly-connected adults go without their tech? Our Saturday workshop begins with a thematic analysis of multi-year experiment with graduate students who engaged in a 72-hour “digital fast.” The themes speak to life in the mobile digital age, the ways we experience ourselves, others, and the built and natural worlds we call home.

To prepare for the workshop, you have the option to conduct your own 72-hour digital fast.

For three days, try following your normal schedule of personal and professional commitments yet turn off your phone completely (no airplane mode, no silent mode—completely) and put it away. Keep a journal, describing all aspects of the fast as fully as possible. We’ll use this experience to further explore larger psychological, philosophical, and ecological issues that arise from moving toward a cyborg existence.



Elizabeth Nelson, Ph.D., core faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, teaches research process, methodology, and dissertation development along with courses in dream, literature, archetypal psychology, and cultural studies. Her books include Psyche’s Knife: Archetypal Explorations of Love and Power (Chiron, 2012) and The Art of Inquiry: A Depth Psychological Perspective (Spring Publications, 2017), coauthored with Joseph Coppin. She teaches and speaks internationally and has published numerous scholarly papers and book chapters on subjects including feminism, film, dream, and research. Dr. Nelson has been a professional writer and editor for more than 30 years, coaching aspiring authors across a variety of genres and styles.

Header Image by: Won Kim (https://www.instagram.com/designsketchpower/)

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Event Details

Date: September 16, 2023

Start time: 01:00 p.m. PDT

End time: 04:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: Online