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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Laurie M

You might be interested in the Zen alarm (http://www.now-zen.com/). I have had one for years & just started using it again. I used to not trust it to wake me because it doesn't sound obnoxious enough. Since becoming a parent I notice I wake up on the first chime.

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Thanks for the suggestion!

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