Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is an author, scholar, and Futurist most recently concerned with contemplative computing, the effort to use information technologies in ways that help one focus and be more creative, not fractured and distracted.
In the second half of this interview with host Vincent Horn, Alex talks in more detail about his book The Distraction Addiction and it’s central premise of how to engage with technology in a contemplative way. Alex describes the research involved in writing the book, the conclusions he’s made about technology and mindfulness, and how the practices of contemplative computing could affect the future of wearable tech, UI design, and technology in general.
This is part two of a two part series. Listen to part one: Technological Determinism.
Contemplative Computing Blog ( www.contemplativecomputing.org )
The Distraction Addiction ( amzn.to/1MRHdh3 )
@askpang ( twitter.com/askpang )