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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Victoria Landau

...and I would totally switch my lock screen, except that it's a picture of that gorilla in Germany who got hold of a Nintendo DS, and she's looking at her kid who wants it and is clearly saying NO, MINE. I use it as a reminder that I will look just as idiotic ignoring my own kid to look at that screen. (It mostly works.)

So I'm there with you, but on a slightly different wavelength. Harmony ensues.

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