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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Joseph Ratliff

Mr. Pang,

Even though you may not have coined the phrase, your book is a much needed compendium of well-researched, and much-needed advice about living in the 21st century digital world.

We've become so connected, that we're disconnected... and it's obvious.

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