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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Congrats! I read the entire sub-title without getting distracted!

Best of luck,


Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Thanks very much! Writing this book has been a fabulous experience, and I look forward to seeing it out-- and working on the next piece of this project....

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