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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Edward Vielmetti

I like being in airplane mode, especially when there's no particular demand on you to be available at the time. I find that I can get most of the way there just by closing my browser and working solely in text-based editor windows.

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