'Let's Talk' 

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.