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Mindful tech : how to bring balance to our digital lives

Author: David M Levy
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Levy
ISBN: 9780300208313 0300208316
OCLC Number: 1003361666
Description: xix, 230 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: David M. Levy.

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"The debate concerning the pros and cons of our new digital life is intense and books on topic are plentiful. David Levy offers a very different and unique approach to these issues, one that reveals Read more...

 
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