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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Erm ... Nope .. 'purposeless' is just that. Purposeless. Why ruin a good walk with the expectation that you're going to change your thinking in some way? And what if you don't achieve that mental change? You're left psychologically worse off than where you started. Therein lies the sprout of depression .. no thanks... :)

Many a Zen koan will advise that it's the act itself rather than the destination that's of import...

There ain't nothing wrong with an aimless wander ... either physically and mentally

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