Sunday, July 21, 2024

Shays Pub & Wine Bar in Harvard Square goes tech-free for Analog Sunday, coming Jan. 26. (Photo: Christopher S. via Yelp)

The human resistance against Skynet has a hangout in the Technoskeptic magazine’s Analog Sunday, coming to the Harvard Square wine bar Shays for a device-free two hours of “good, old-fashioned, face-to-face conversation, without distraction.”

Analog Sunday – asking: In a world saturated with smartphones, has everyone forgotten how to interact with each other IRL? – is a free event, described by founder and publisher Mo Lotman as a lo-fi outgrowth of the Technoskeptic mission to question how technology affects society and the environment.

“Copies of the magazine will be available, as well as pencils and paper – just in case you need to exchange digits or jot a note. And the record player will be out if you want to spin some vinyl. Relax, have something to eat or drink, and say hello to new friends. Bring your sparkling personality; leave your phone at home.”

The event is from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at Shays Pub & Wine Bar, 58 JFK St., Harvard Square. For information on Analog Sunday or The Technoskeptic, visit or contact Lotman at [email protected] or at (888) 541-8877. Shays can be reached at (617) 864-9161.