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Name  David Shenk
Role  Writer
Education  Brown University

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Books  The Genius in All of Us: Why Ever, Data Smog, The Forgetting: Alzheimer's, The Immortal Game: A, The End of Patience

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David Shenk is an American writer, lecturer, and filmmaker. He is author of six books, including The Genius in All of Us (2010), Data Smog (1997), The Forgetting (2001), and The Immortal Game (2006), and has contributed to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, Gourmet, Harper's, Wired, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Nation, The American Scholar, NPR and PBS. In mid-2009, he joined TheAtlantic.com as a correspondent. He is a 1988 graduate of Brown University.

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A look into david shenk s journey


Books

Shenk has published the following books:

  • Skeleton Key: A Dictionary For Deadheads (1994) (Co-written with Steve Silberman)
  • Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut (1997)
  • The End of Patience: More Notes of Caution on the Information Revolution (1999)
  • The Forgetting: Alzheimer's, Portrait of An Epidemic (2001)
  • The Immortal Game: A History of Chess (2006)
  • The Genius In All Of Us: Why Everything You've Been Told About Genetics, Talent, and IQ Is Wrong (2010)
  • Films

    In 2004, PBS broadcast the Emmy award-winning "The Forgetting," which was inspired by Shenk's book of the same name. The film was directed by Elizabeth Arledge. Shenk appeared in the film and served as a writer and consultant. [2]

    In 2006, "The Forgetting" was featured on-screen and read aloud in the Sarah Polley film "Away From Her." Polley said that the book was "hugely influential" to her in making the film.

    In 2007, Shenk wrote, produced and directed four short films on Alzheimer's disease. [3]

    Awards & Honors

  • 1995: Fellow, Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University
  • 1997: Finalist, McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communication Policy
  • 1998: Fellow, The Japan Society
  • 2000: Named one of "10 Masters of the New Economy" by CIO magazine.
  • 2001: The Forgetting awarded First Prize, British Medical Association’s Popular Medical Book Awards
  • 2001: The Forgetting picked as An Amazon Top Book of 2001
  • 2004: Emmy Award for PBS's "The Forgetting"
  • 2004: Shenk's original term "data smog" added to the Oxford English Dictionary
  • 2006: The Immortal Game picked as a Globe and Mail Top Book of 2006 and Toronto Star Top 100 Book of 2006
  • References

    David Shenk Wikipedia


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