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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Kathy Olesko

Alex: They all regarding skiing, walking, hiking and so on in a natural setting--particularly in the mountains--as regenerative. What's interesting, though, is that their conversations often veered in the direction of current problems in physics. Bethe, Einstein, and others made similar comments. At Los Alamos the practice continued, as many photos from the period confirm.

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