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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Marianne Doczi

A beautiful way of showing the power of human connection, and the power of a story, in any form of technology, to bond children and parents. Why don't we 'shout from the rooftops' that reading with your children is one of the most important things a parent can do to advance their child's well being.

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Why thank you!


You might want to take a look at this video I shot of MJ using the iPad this afternoon: http://tedart.tumblr.com/. I guess the designed interaction is getting in the way of a good time. *)

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Ah, so she CAN fill in the letters herself. Which makes her using her mom's hand as a stylus even more interesting!

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