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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Lawrence Ampofo

Hi Alex, thanks for your feedback and for sharing that you liked our post.

Apologies that it's confusing at the moment to know exactly who we are and what we're doing. WebKi is a blog which focuses on trends in social media data and digital mindfulness or contemplative computing. We are in the process of putting on an event next year in June which we will confirm asap. I really hope you'll be able to make it either in person or online.

Semantica Research is our social media analytics company which has been in existence since 2009 and is also responsible for WebKi. So even though the links between the companies are complicated, we'll do a better job of explaining on the site how everything is interlinked in future.

I'm really glad you liked the post, we'll keep trying to post content like that for you.

Thanks again Alex,


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