Cathy Brooks
08/04/2012

Cathy Brooks

For self-described writer and raconteur Cathy Brooks of Other Than That, facilitating those connections between people requires a willingness to use a very simple modern tool: the off switch.

“There’s a lot of noise in the world today—technological noise. We’re all in such a hurry to communicate, but what we need to do is stop or pause,” she says. Brooks asserts that the world of hyper-connectedness in which we live, a world where we are all constantly “sharing” through a plethora of social media platforms, is actually leading us to be disconnected from those around us and to our true selves.