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.

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Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Congratulations, Alex! I can't wait to read the final thing.


I'll second the congratulations! I am also looking forward to reading the book.

Ray Rischpater

Congratulations!! That's great news, both for you as the author and us as folks waiting to read the fruits of your labors!

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