xix, 230 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-217) and index.
Preface: Living fast and slow -- Falling in the fountain -- Observing our online lives -- Attention, emotions, and the body -- Exercise 1: Observing Email (or Facebook or texting...) -- Exercise 2: Focused Email (or Facebook or texting...) -- Exercise 3: Observing multitasking -- Exercise 4: Focused multitasking -- Exercise 5: Mindful unplugging -- Honing our digital craft -- Broadening and deepening the conversation.
From email to smart phones, and from social media to Google searches, digital technologies have transformed the way we learn, entertain ourselves, socialize, and work. Despite their usefulness, these technologies have often led to information overload, stress, and distraction. David M. Levy, who has lived his life between the "fast world" of high tech and the "slow world" of contemplation, offers a welcome guide to being more relaxed, attentive, and emotionally balanced while online. In a series of exercises carefully designed to help readers observe and reflect on their own use., Levy has readers observe themselves while emailing and while multitasking , and also to experiment with unplugging for a specified period.
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