What is contemplative computing?

  • Contemplative computing may sound like an oxymoron, but it's really quite simple. It's about how to use information technologies and social media so they're not endlessly distracting and demanding, but instead help us be more mindful, focused and creative.

    My book on contemplative computing, The Distraction Addiction, was published by Little, Brown and Co. in 2013, and is available in bookstores and online. This 2011 talk is a good introduction to the project and its big ideas.

About Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Blog powered by Typepad

« Back to work | Main | Seneca, prophet of flow »


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Have you seen Track Your Happiness's research on happiness and mind wandering?



It's not a perfect study, but it's still interesting. My thoughts are here: http://technoccult.net/archives/2010/11/18/are-wandering-minds-unhappy-minds/

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

No, I hadn't seen that work-- I'll look at it. Thanks!

The comments to this entry are closed.

My books